China's emission fall post-Covid recovery in 'turning point' against climate change

According to Lauri Myllyvirta, CREA lead analyst, the analysis was based on official figures relating to domestic production, the import and export of fossil fuels, and the production of cement.

The cement industry is a particularly egregious emitter of CO2 and by some estimates, contributes more than 2.8 billion tonnes of the greenhouse gas each year.

In other words, between four and eight percent of the world’s total man-made carbon emissions come from the production of cement.

In his report, Mr Myllyvirta said China’s declining emissions could be a positive sign for the global fight against .


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