China Rebuts Carbon Emission Forecast – Richard McGregor

From Financial Times:

Beijing’s top official says a claim China will become the world’s larger emitter of greenhouse gases as early as this year is “complete nonsense” and an attempt to pressure the country ahead of future global negotiations on the issue.

Gao Guangsheng, who heads China’s Office of the National Coordination Committee for Climate Change in the economic planning ministry, was responding to a new estimate about global emissions by the International Energy Agency.

Mr Gao, in comments to a Shanghai newspaper, said the IEA’s claim did not have a “concrete statistical basis.”[Full Text]

– Also read China Moves to Shrink Its Carbon Footprint

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