China, Cars and Carbon

Auffhammer, Maximilian

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

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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.


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


Auffhammer, Maximilian. 2004. "China, Cars and Carbon." ARE Update 7(3): 9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.