Green­house emis­sions may peak early: Re­port

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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)

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