AER Scientist Authors Research Brief on China CO2 Emissions

Publish Date:  03 June 2020

Article Source: Harvard University  

Article Link: HCP Research Brief: Evaluating China's Anthropogenic CO2 Emissions Inventories

AER Author:  Archana Dayalu

China has pledged to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per unit GDP by 60–65% relative to 2005 levels, and to peak carbon emissions overall by at least 2030. However, there is significant disagreement among estimates (or “inventories”) of Chinese anthropogenic CO2 emissions, which makes it difficult for China to track progress toward its goals and evaluate the efficacy of regional control measures.