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Fossil-Fuel CO2 Emissions from Centrally Planned Asia
Centrally Planned Asia (CPA) includes Vietnam, North Korea (officially Democratic People's Republic of Korea), and Mongolia, but regional statistics are dominated by the People's Republic of China. China currently hosts 92.2% of the region's population and contributes 98.6% of the regional total for fossil-fuel CO2 emissions. In 1950, China produced 96.9% of the region's fossil-fuel CO2 emissions from fossil-fuel burning. Growth in CO2 emissions was virtually continuous until 1996 as the CPA contribution rose from 1.4% of the world total in 1950 to 16.0% in 1996. Declines in fossil-fuel emissions for 1997 and 1998 are attributed largely to reported reductions in Chinese coal production and more efficient consumption of coal. Since 1998, thanks to China's economic growth CPA emissions have more than doubled to the present level of 1.98 million metric tons of carbon and making CPA the largest fossil-fuel emitting region of the world.
CITE AS: Boden, T.A., G. Marland, and R.J. Andres. 2011. Global, Regional, and National Fossil-Fuel CO2 Emissions. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tenn., U.S.A. doi 10.3334/CDIAC/00001_V2011