China’s carbon emissions were less than previously thought, new estimates show

19 agosto 2015

China’s carbon emissions have been substantially over estimated by international agencies for more than 10 years, according to research. A research team re-evaluated emissions from the burning of fossil fuels and cement production from 1950-2013. They used independently assessed activity data on the amounts of fuels burned and new measurements of emissions factors — the amount of carbon oxidised per unit of fuel consumed — for Chinese coal.