In a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, researchers suggest that countries that are turning to renewable energy sources and moving away from fossil fuels are making progress in reducing CO2 emissions.

‘You develop the policies, you fund them, and then you get emission decreases”

The study looked at emissions from between 2005 and 2015. Globally, CO2 was on the rise — about 2.2 per cent annually — but in 18 countries, their emissions saw a decline. These 18 account for 28 per cent of global emissions.

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Countries moving away from fossil fuels and toward renewables such as solar and wind energy are finding that it’s making a difference in decreasing their CO2 emissions. (Pat Martel/CBC)