The prominence of China in the global economy has changed markedly over the last 20 years. China’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) has been growing by around 10% a year between 1993 and 2013, compared with the global average of 2.8%. The GDP of China has increased from $0.44 trillion to $9.24 trillion in 2013.
Climate change and sustainable energy have generated an increasing amount of media, public and political debate in the UK during recent years. This article, part of a series of UK Perspectives providing an overview of the nation over the last three decades, presents some key statistics relating to national energy and emissions trends.