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Comparing China’s Impact on Global CO2 Emissions Based on Reductions from 1990 and 2000 Levels

By Craig Cammarata

Despite passing the United States as the largest contributor to global CO2 emissions in 2006, China is not classified as an Annex I country under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and therefore, is not required to reduce its CO2 emissions. This paper evaluates the impact that categorizing China as an Annex I country, and thus requiring China to report and reduce its CO2 emissions below a designated percentage of a base year, would have on global CO2 emissions. Specifically, the paper evaluates China’s projected reductions according to two base-year scenarios, 1990 and 2000 levels.

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