According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), only a fraction of the aid packages and economic stimulus programs for economic recovery from the corona pandemic are flowing into clean energy.

Of around $ 16 trillion in government aid, only $ 380 billion is earmarked for clean energy, the IEA announced on Tuesday.

If all projects are implemented as planned, a new record high for CO2 emissions can therefore be expected in 2023.

According to the IEA's Sustainable Recovery Tracker, greenhouse gas emissions in 2023 would be 3.5 billion tonnes more than the CO2 emissions that would exist in a scenario in which the international community adheres to the target agreed in the Paris climate protection agreement.

This aims to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees compared to the pre-industrial age.

Since the beginning of the Corona crisis, many nations have been talking about the importance of a conversion towards a cleaner future, said IEA chief Fatih Birol.

Now many of them would have to follow their words with deeds, he demanded.

According to the United Nations, an annual reduction in emissions of around 7 percent is necessary to achieve the 1.5 degree target.