China, Greenhouse Gas

China, Greenhouse Gas

China government think tank presses for 2025 CO2 cap

China is the world's biggest producer of greenhouse gas.

14.8.2019

China is the world's biggest producer of greenhouse gas .

An influential Chinese think tank is calling on the government to set absolute caps on climate-warming greenhouse gas to ensure the country is on course for emissions to peak by the end of the next decade. China , the world's biggest producer of greenhouse gas , has pledged to bring its total emissions

On a"business as usual" trajectory, annual CO2 emissions would grow from 11 gigatonnes in 2020 to 14.3 gigatonnes in 2030, and would still be rising, it said.

It said there was still room for big improvements, with recent policies focusing too heavily on industrial- rather than consumer-related emissions, particularly in areas like energy, construction and transportation.

The NCSC is a unit of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment and plays a role in setting climate policies, but it remains unclear whether China will heed its recommendations, especially with the economy under pressure.

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