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ADB warns carbon emissions will increase by 65% in Asia

The carbon dioxide emissions are expected to increase to 22 billion tonnes by 2035

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has warned that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the Asia Pacific region will increase by  65% to 22 billion tonnes by 2035 as fossil fuels continue to dominate the region’s energy mix. This reliance on fossil fuels poses major pricing, security and environmental challenges. And without cutting its dependence on oil imports, using power more efficiently, and adopting more green energy options, the region will see a widening energy divide between the rich and poor, as well as increasing threats from climate change, said the Manila-based ADB. “Clearly something has to change and we hope countries will take action,” S Chander, a senior advisor at the ADB, said

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