Chinese coal production in the first three months of 2021 rose 16 per cent year on year. Photo: Getty Images
Chinese coal production in the first three months of 2021 rose 16 per cent year on year. Photo: Getty Images

China’s CO2 emissions 9 per cent higher than pre-pandemic levels in 2021 first quarter: research

  • About 70 per cent of the CO2 surge in the first quarter was because of increased coal consumption, CREA lead analyst says
  • Rhodium Group study shows China’s total 2019 greenhouse gas emissions exceeded those from the whole of the OECD for the first time

Chinese coal production in the first three months of 2021 rose 16 per cent year on year. Photo: Getty Images
Chinese coal production in the first three months of 2021 rose 16 per cent year on year. Photo: Getty Images
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