China's Climate and Energy Policy: On Track to Low-carbon Growth?

Frank Jotzo, Fei Teng

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    Abstract

    China has become the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, and in many ways is the linchpin of global climate change policy. If China’s coal use and carbon dioxide emissions keep growing alongside GDP then current global goals for limiting climate change will be out of reach. If, however, China manages to decouple its emissions trajectory from its economic growth then ambitious global emissions reductions scenarios remain feasible, and other industrialising countries may be inclined to emulate China’s pathway.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDeepening Reform for China's Long-term Growth and Development
    Editors Ligang Song, Ross Garnaut, Cai Fang
    Place of PublicationCanberra
    PublisherANU Press
    Pages207-228
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9781925021769
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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