‘Climate responsibility’: New methodology applied to China

A Franco-Chinese team has demonstrated, using a new approach, that China’s “climate responsibility,” is not as significant as initially estimated. However, rather paradoxically, the latter country’s “responsibility” may increase rapidly over the coming years, due to future policies designed to improve the country’s air quality. Researchers obtained these results using a new methodology developed to determine the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions, aerosols and compounds which are chemically active in the atmosphere on a country’s climate.

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