China CO2 emissions fall for first time since COVID rebound, report says


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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s carbon emissions fell in the third quarter for the first time since its economic recovery from the coronavirus began, new research shows, partly as a result of a clampdown on property development and widespread coal shortages. The world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases saw CO2 emissions drop by around 0.5% in July-September from a year earlier, Lauri Myllyvirta, lead analyst with the Helsinki-based Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA), said. “The drop in emissions could mark a turning point and an early peak in China’s total emissions, years ahead of its target to...