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China Has Surpassed U.S. In Carbon Emissions

April 15, 2008

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – China has already surpassed the United States as the world’s largest carbon polluter, the authors of a California study said Tuesday.

“Our best forecast has Chinas CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions correctly surpassing the United States in 2006 rather than 2020 as previously anticipated,” said the study by researchers at the University of California.

The sun goes down behind a building in Beijing, in 2007. China ...
The sun goes down behind a building in Beijing, in 2007. China has already surpassed the United States as the world’s largest carbon polluter, the authors of a California study said Tuesday.(AFP/File/Teh Eng Koon)

The report, written by economic professors Maximilian Aufhammer of UC Berkeley and Richard Carson of UC San Diego, is to be published next month in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

Researchers compiled information about the use of fossil fuels in various Chinese provinces and forecast an 11 percent annual growth of carbon emissions from 2004 to 2010.

Vehicles are seen passing a power plant in Beijing, in November ...
Vehicles are seen passing a power plant in Beijing, in November 2007. China has already surpassed the US as the world’s largest carbon polluter, the authors of a California study said Tuesday.(AFP/File/Frederic J. Brown)

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China wants to freeze emissions at 2005 levels: Wen

November 21, 2007

SINGAPORE (AFP) – China will seek to increase cooperation with Asian nations on climate change and will try to freeze its key pollution emissions at 2005 levels, Prime Minister Wen Jiabao said Wednesday.

Wen said he would propose an international climate change forum in China next year to improve the region’s ability to address global warming.
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A man pedals a cart filled with coal briquettes in
western China’s Shaanxi province.
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“China in the next five years will be determined to reduce energy consumption by 20 percent (per unit of GDP) to reduce carbon emissions and will strive to keep carbon emissions at 2005 levels,” Wen told journalists.

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