Telecoms Could Cut China's CO2 Levels

A study has revealed that vast savings could be made on carbon emissions in China by implementing low-carbon telecommunications solutions.

According to the report the World Wildlife Fund, emissions savings from Chinese telecom solutions in 2008 are estimated to be the same as the total carbon dioxide emissions of countries like Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

Commenting on the research, Jianzhou Wang, the president of China Mobile Communications Corporation, said: "We are happy to present this joint report with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) that clearly demonstrates the important role of the mobile telecom sector in helping China to move towards a low carbon economy."

He added: "Many of our solutions are transformative and help people get better service with dramatically reduced emissions."

China's expanding economy has often been discussed in context with climate change as the size of the country means that it has a major affect on worldwide emissions.

According to WWF, increasing the number of people working online could save an estimated 340 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in China in 2020, by cutting down on the number of commuters.

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