China and India to continue increasing emissions

While the Paris agreement sees every country make a pledge to limit greenhouse gas emissions, there is a huge gap between countries that have stated they will actually decrease emissions (such as NZ, EU, US) and countries that merely promise to slow their increase.

Carbon Brief has analysed pledges of two of the largest emitters in the world. Here’s what they preduct:

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This is China’s pledge.  As you can see they are saying they will have emissions grow from 10000 today to over 12,000.

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This is India’s.  Their pledge is that emissions will grow by 50%

Total emissions from NZ are around 71 Mt. Our 30% reduction target will see that reduce by around 21 Mt. China and India will increase by around 4,000.

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