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CO2 emissions drop for the first time since 2020

China’s CO2 emissions dropped in the third quarter of this year for the first time since the Covid pandemic. New data shows that the People’s Republic emitted 0.5 percent less carbon dioxide between July and September compared to the same period last year. In the first half of this year, CO2 emissions were still up nine percent as the second-largest economy recovered economically from the effects of the pandemic, according to Financial Times. The last time CO2 emissions fell was between January and March 2020, when the country experienced weeks-long lockdowns to contain the spread of the Coronavirus.

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