Greenhouse emissions may peak early: Report
China’s greenhouse gas emissions could peak over five years earlier than expected, which will contribute to the effort of curbing global warming, according to a report by two institutes at the London School of Economics.
Analyzing trends in the key emitting sectors, researchers concluded that China’s greenhouse gas emissions are unlikely to peak as late as 2030, the upper limit set by the Chinese government last year, and are much more likely to peak by 2025, or even earlier, the report stated.
The researchers also say that if China’s greenhouse gas emissions peak by 2025, they would reach between 12.5 and 14 billion tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.
China’s transformation has profound implications for the global economy, and “greatly increases the prospects for keeping global greenhouse gas emissions within relatively safe limits,” according to the report. (Photo 4)