Recent Reductions in China's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  title={Recent Reductions in China's Greenhouse Gas Emissions},
  author={David G. Streets and Kongtao Jiang and X. Hu and Jonathan Edwards Sinton and Xiuzhen Zhang and D. Xu and Mark Z. Jacobson and J. E. Hansen},
  pages={1835 - 1837}
Using the most recent energy and other statistical data, we have estimated the annual trends in China's greenhouse gas emissions for the period 1990 to 2000. The authors of this [Policy Forum][1] calculate that COemissions declined by 7.3% between 1996 and 2000, while CHemissions declined by 2.2% between 1997 and 2000. These reductions were due to a combination of energy reforms, economic restructuring, forestry policies, and economic slowdown. The effects of these emission changes on global… Expand
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