Is China getting serious about tracking emissions?

December 11, 2009

beijingAt a major global climate summit in Copenhagen this week, China slammed rich nations for having weak and unambitious goals to cut carbon emissions.

Meanwhile, back at home, China’s main government group charged with monitoring greenhouse gases struck a new contract with Picarro, a California-based company that makes gas analyzers. The deal will double the number of Picarro analyzers that the Chinese Meteorological Administration uses.

We wanted to know if readers think this is a sign that China —- the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, followed by the United States — is getting serious about tracking its carbon emissions.

(Photo: Buildings are seen in a heavy haze in Beijing’s central business district Photo credit: REUTERS/Jason Lee)

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I think China is seeing the effect of pollution on the health of its residents.
When China government promises, it will deliver. The question is how!

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