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China Launches World's Largest Carbon Trading Market05:00
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A woman wearing a protective pollution mask walks on a street in Beijing on March 20, 2017. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman wearing a protective pollution mask walks on a street in Beijing on March 20, 2017. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images)
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China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, has launched the world's largest carbon trading market. The move places the country as an unlikely global leader in the fight against climate change.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with NPR's Rob Schmitz (@rob_schmitz) in Shanghai.

This segment aired on December 20, 2017.

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