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The long-awaited peak in China’s carbon emissions may have already happened

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The long-awaited peak in China’s carbon emissions may have already happened

China’s rapid industrialization was accompanied by massive carbon emissions, rising year after year. Until now. Maybe. According to research from the London School of Economics, China’s emissions have slowed, and may now be falling in absolute terms, thanks to lower economic growth and the results of past efforts to reduce the carbon intensity of growth. “It is quite possible that emissions will fall modestly from now on, implying that 2014 was the peak,” write Fergus Green and Nicholas Sterns in a paper due to be published in the journal Climate Policy later this month. “If emissions do grow above 2014...

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