Article: How China stacks up in relation to Co2 Emissions and Climate Change

In Articles, Environment & Ecology by TechnoOwl

  • In 2014 China was 43th in Pollution emissions per capita (Source)
  • Chart on the 2017 CO2 emissions per capita
  • China is the world’s leading country in electricity production from renewable energy sources, with over double the generation of the second-ranking country, the United States. In 2017, investments in renewable energy amounted to US$279.8 billion worldwide, with China accounting for US$126.6 billion or 45% of the global investments. (Source)
  • In March 2018, China’s National Sword policy came into effect, banning the import of 24 categories of waste & scrap materials, including low-grade plastics and unsorted mixed paper from countries such as the US who would previously export their garbage to China instead of recycling it. (Source)
  • China is the largest market for NEVs (New Energy Vehicles). 1.26 million NEVs were sold in China in 2018, 60% of the global total. (Source)
  • Based on a research study published in the Journal of Nature the aggressive environmental initiatives taken by the Chinese government will result in China peaking in Co2 emissions by 2025-2030. (Source)