A steel factory in Wuhan, Hubei province in 2017. The coronavirus-related lockdown of many Chinese cities may have helped China’s carbon emissions for the first time in three years, a study has found. Photo: Reuters A steel factory in Wuhan, Hubei province in 2017. The coronavirus-related lockdown of many Chinese cities may have helped China’s carbon emissions for the first time in three years, a study has found. Photo: Reuters
A steel factory in Wuhan, Hubei province in 2017. The coronavirus-related lockdown of many Chinese cities may have helped China’s carbon emissions for the first time in three years, a study has found. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: Study finds lockdown may have helped cut China’s carbon emissions

  • Report by Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air says data indicates China’s first decline in emissions in three years
  • Drop is expected to be temporary, as Beijing has been eager to restart industrial activities

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A steel factory in Wuhan, Hubei province in 2017. The coronavirus-related lockdown of many Chinese cities may have helped China’s carbon emissions for the first time in three years, a study has found. Photo: Reuters A steel factory in Wuhan, Hubei province in 2017. The coronavirus-related lockdown of many Chinese cities may have helped China’s carbon emissions for the first time in three years, a study has found. Photo: Reuters
A steel factory in Wuhan, Hubei province in 2017. The coronavirus-related lockdown of many Chinese cities may have helped China’s carbon emissions for the first time in three years, a study has found. Photo: Reuters
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