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China’s Average Carbon Footprint By Person Reaches European Levels [Headlines]

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A 9% increase in per capita emissions in 2011 to reach 7.2 tons per person, nearly the equivalent of Europe's 7.5.

Allie Walker
  • 18 july 2012

China’s total carbon emissions have made it the largest national producer since 2006, but emissions per person have always been lower than those in European countries. With a 9% increase in CO2 emissions per person in 2011, the average Chinese person now has relatively the same as a European; 7.2 tons per person in China vs. 7.5 tons per person in Europe. Guardian

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