Industry

ECONOMIC FORCES CREATE A VARIED LANDSCAPE

Emissions fell in the more developed countries, as policies, rising energy prices, and pressure to maintain economic competitiveness combined with the gradual decline and movement offshore of more carbon intensive industries. In the developing world, meanwhile, rapid growth and industrialization overwhelmed the significant improvement in energy efficiency that was possible due to the lower starting efficiency of industries there.

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These graphs show the changes in emissions, emissions drivers, and policy in the Industry sector in China

 
 
 

Emissions Energy consumption by industry


China did not report greenhouse gas emissions from industry, but they were very closely related to energy consumption, which more than doubled since 2002.

     
     
     
     

    Emissions Drivers Sector energy intensity


    Industrial emissions intensity improved dramatically across all sectors, although from a generally high starting point.

       
       
       
       

      Policy Phase out targets


      The government set specific targets for many large industries regarding how much capacity was to be phased out or retired.