China's carbon emissions still increasing: China envoy

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Posted: Mar 07, 2016 2:27 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's carbon emissions did not peak in 2014 and are still increasing, China's senior climate change envoy, Xie Zhenhua, said at a press briefing in Beijing on Monday.

Xie said the government's pledge that emissions would peak "around 2030" is based on national conditions and has a direct relationship with the country's stage of economic development.

A study published on Monday said China's emissions, the world's highest, may have peaked in 2014.

(Reporting By David Stanway; Writing by Adam Rose)