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Weak economy could cause earlier CO2 peak

China’s weak economic data for 2022 substantiate the suspicion that the country could soon reach the peak of its CO2 emissions. The Chinese economy grew by just three percent last year, and there was even a decline in economic output in particularly emissions-intensive industries, according to official data from the National Bureau of Statistics. Originally, the People’s Republic had targeted growth of 5.5 percent.

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