Yunnan leads carbon emission trading in China

17:06, August 06, 2010      

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Yunnan Province topped all other provinces and municipalities in China in terms of the total carbon emissions-trading projects with more than 260, reporters from Yunnan Daily learned from a recent symposium on climate change and the development of a low-carbon economy held in Kunming, Yunnan Province.

The National Development and Reform Committee approved 2,300 carbon emissions trading projects as of the end of 2009 with an aggregate annual carbon emissions reduction capacity of 426 million tons.

The carbon emissions trading projects involve energy efficiency and building material reduction in the process of electricity production, the recycling and utilization of coal bed methane and industrial production as well as carbon emissions reduction in agriculture.

China successfully had 715 carbon emissions trading projects registered in the United Nations in 2009, ranking first in the world. Of them, Yunnan province contributed 85 projects, topping other provinces and municipalities in China.

To cut the amount of nitrogen oxide emissions in nitric acid tail gas and nitrous oxide, Yunnan Jiehua Chem. Group and EcoSecurities Group PLC officially signed a greenhouse gas emissions reduction agreement and an investment agreement in August 2006. This project enables Yunnan Jiehua to cut its annual amount of nitrous oxide emissions from 1,790 tons to about 267 tons.

By People's Daily Online

(Editor:祁澍文)

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