4 October, 2011

China emission paradox: Cancun emissions intensity pledge to be surpassed but emissions higher


Bill Hare, Michiel Schaeffer, Marion Vieweg, Niklas Höhne

China is on track to meet – or even surpass – some of its Cancun climate pledges, yet its emissions will rise higher than expected, according to the latest Climate Action Tracker, released today at the Panama climate negotiations. The update includes an analysis of China’s 12th Five Year Plan, announced in March this year, and measured it against China’s climate pledge from Cancun. It has also calculated the cost of the US delaying action– and analysed Brazil’s new numbers announced in April.