china air pollution

tourists at the temple of heaven in heavy smog

Pollutionwatch: China shows how political will can take on air pollution

In four years, sulphur dioxide in the city was reduced by 70% and particle pollution by 36% by tackling the problem at source. Initially, old coal-powered industry and power stations were fitted with air pollution abatement systems before being replaced by cleaner facilities built to run on natural gas.

a coal-fired power station in lanzhou, gansu province, china

Guest post: China’s CO2 emissions grew slower than expected in 2018

In this guest post, we will discuss why Chinese emissions grew in 2018, their evolution over the past decade and continued data challenges that give reason for caution. We also update our estimate of worldwide fossil fuel CO2 emissions in 2018 and speculate on how they might change in 2019.

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