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Trade and climate policies must be linked post-2012

Posted on 03 October 2008

From Scidev.net: China is now the world’s biggest emitter of carbon dioxide, decades earlier than many predicted. Chinese emissions are often viewed as a Chinese production problem, but the role of spiraling consumption in rich nations should not be underestimated. One third of China’s territorial emissions come from producing exports.

A closer look at China’s emissions from 2002–2005 shows that half their growth was due to export production. A further third of the growth came from capital investments, with a significant share of this in export industries. Indeed, only 15 per cent of the emissions growth from 2002–2005 was due to household and government consumption….. Full Article: Source


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