03.10.2008 - Trade and climate policies must be linked post-2012
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