China’s Carbon Emissions After the Pandemic

Vol: 
2302
Author name: 
Khalid Ahmed
David I. Stern
Year: 
2023
Month: 
July
Abstract: 

Is China on a path to peak its greenhouse gas emissions in the near future? We compare trends in carbon emissions and energy production in the first five months of 2019 to the first five months of 2023. Emissions grew substantially, especially from the energy sector. Though renewable energy production has increased substantially, coal production is growing more strongly than before the pandemic. The changing geopolitical environment may further impede the peaking of emissions in China.

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