There's more than one China

China has much lower per capita greenhouse gas emissions than developed countries, but Environmental Capital picks up the interesting news that emissions in urban, wealthier China already approach those of developing countries.
“There are many parts of China where emissions intensity and emissions per capita are looking much like some of the richer countries in Europe,” [Lord Stern] said in a speech that laid out his predictions on global warming.

He said there are 13 regions with higher per-capita emissions than France, and six with higher per-capita emissions than the U.K. (None, apparently, have yet caught up with Australian or American levels.)
This has concerning implications for a conutry where urbanization continues to proceed rapidly, and throws a wrench in the case that the West should underwrite China's transition to a cleantech economy.

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