“In 2019, 51.7 per cent of the world’s coal consumption originated in China. Coal also accounted for 57.6 per cent of China’s total primary energy consumption, of which 7.8 per cent was imported. In the same year, China was among the world’s top importers of coal briquettes, with a share of 14.8 per cent, behind only India and Japan. A sharp contraction in China’s demand for coal within the next decade could reduce coal imports to the same degree.”
The report “Drivers of Global Change”, edited by Giuseppe Gabusi (T.wai & Università di Torino), was mentioned in the article “As China moves towards net zero emissions, is the world ready for the economic impact?” for the South China Morning Post.
Head of Program
Giuseppe Gabusi is Head of T.wai’s Asia Prospects Program and an Assistant Professor of International Political Economy and Political Economy of East Asia at the University of Torino.