On April 23, 2014, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) published a report titled “Options for possible additional land use, land-use change and forestry activities and alternative approaches to addressing the risk of non-permanence under the clean development mechanism.” “Non-permanence” according to the UNFCCC, refers to the temporary nature… read more
Motivation for Change in China
Sometime in the first decade of the 21st century, China surpassed the US as the largest aggregate emitter of CO2 emissions. Source: Mongabay, 2009 It’s clear that any discussion of anthropogenic carbon emissions and future mitigation is not complete with China.
China’s Coke Problem
Black carbon is a problematic short-lived climate forcer. While global emissions of black carbon are far lower than those of CO2, the sooty particulate matter has an approximate GWP20 of 2200, meaning its warming power is far more potent than that of CO2. Black carbon is emitted by inefficient combustion… read more