China, Cars and Carbon

Auffhammer, Maximilian

from ARE Update Vol. 7, No. 3, Jan/Feb, 2004

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Abstract

The number of privately owned cars in the Peoples' Republic of China grew at a rate of 69 percent during the first three quarters of 2003. Fast growth of the transportation sector provides cause for optimism on behalf of U.S. and Chinese car producers, yet reason for concern regarding rapidly increasing emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases.

Keywords

China, car, transportation, climate change, pollution, greenhouse gas, emission

Citation

Auffhammer, Maximilian. "China, Cars and Carbon." ARE Update 7(3)(2004):9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2004/7/3/china-cars-and-carbon/