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Greenhouse Gas Emissions of China

Mohajan, Haradhan (2013): Greenhouse Gas Emissions of China. Published in: Journal of Environmental Treatment Techniques , Vol. 1, No. 4 (15 January 2014): pp. 190-202.

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Every nation of the world confirms that human-related greenhouse gas emissions are the major driver of the present global climate change. About 20% populations of the world live in China and the emissions of greenhouse gases of it are very high due to the large population, inefficient capital investment, heavy reliance on coal and inefficient planed urbanization. China is now the second largest economy in the world, behind the USA but at present it is facing severe environmental problems from its rapid economic growth. With the rapid economic growth in China, the transportation sector is also growing rapidly, consequently increasing greenhouse gas emissions due to over burning fossil fuels. China is the world’s greatest coal producer and accounts for about 28% of the world’s total annual coal production. China is also the world’s greatest coal consumer, accounting for more than 26% of the world’s total annual coal consumption. Experts from Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning and Policy Research Center of State Environmental Protection Administration have taken various steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Scientists expressed that global warming and climate change is due to increase of greenhouse gas emissions. Hence the over greenhouse gas emissions of China is not only affecting its environment but also is contributing to the global warming. This paper emphasizes on the environment pollution and climate change and recommended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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