China’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 exceeded those of the U.S. and other developed nations combined, according to research published Thursday by Rhodium Group.
China’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 exceeded those of the U.S. and the developed world combined, according to a report published Thursday by research and consulting firm Rhodium Group.
The report added that China’s emissions have more than tripled during the past three decades.
China is now responsible for more than 27% of total global emissions. The U.S., which is the world’s second highest emitter, accounts for 11% of the global total. India is responsible for 6.6% of global emissions, edging out the 27 nations in the E.U., which account for 6.4%, the report said.
The findings come after President Joe Biden hosted a high-profile climate summit last month, during which Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to make sure the nation’s emissions peak by 2030. He also reiterated China’s commitment to reach net-zero emissions by the middle of the century and urged countries to work together on the climate crisis.