Caixin
Mar 16, 2022 09:27 PM
BUSINESS

Government Slams Carbon Emissions Trackers Over Data Fraud

Photo: VCG
Photo: VCG

China’s environmental watchdog has named and shamed four firms for faking carbon emission reports, in the latest sign that data fraud continues to threaten the nation’s green ambitions.

The Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) said the data verification agencies manipulated reports and falsified testing dates, emissions data and carbon footprint results — a broader measure of the total greenhouse gas emissions associated with a particular entity.

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