China's MEP Takes National Action To Reduce Carbon Emissions

April 30, 2009 | Print | Email Email | Comments | Category: Environment




China's Ministry of Environmental Protection has announced it will take action to lower carbon emission from 11 Chinese cities, including Shanghai, Chongqing, and Tianjin.

According to a representative from Center for Environmental Education and Communications of MEP, 330 families will be selected from each of the 11 cities to join a family carbon emission survey using a carbon calculator jointly developed by the center and Nanjing University. It says that the results of the survey will be used for drafting a carbon emission report. In addition, the total carbon emission reduced by the 11 cities will also be calculated and listed for trade on the Beijing Environmental Exchange to fund next year's programs.

In 2008, MEP conducted a survey on the carbon emission of 1,000 households in Nanjing. The results showed that carbon emission from transportation accounted for about half of the total carbon emission of the families surveyed.

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