I have been posting about the fact that China is gaming this pretty badly, and the far left just ignores this.
That is why the west desperately needs to put in a tax on ALL GOODS (local and imported) based on where the item and parts come from.
However, we need to make sure of what the actual CO2 is. Since so many nations, esp. the worst one being China, are gaming this, we need hourly sat photos over the planet to check how much is generated and absorbed in all areas. OCO2 is just one sat. OCO3 will be added to ISS early next year. With a couple of more sats, we can see everything and make sure that nobody is cheating.
In addition, we need to normalize this properly. CO2 is tied to GDP, not ppl. In general, ppl do not make the choices where large emissions come from. It is businesses and gov. that make those choices. In addition, when population rise massively, CO2 increases very little. However, when GDP increases, CO2 increases with it, and typically at a faster pace. So, we need to set this up for emissions / $GDP (real). In addition, to keep nations from cheating, it needs to be $GDP (real), not $GDP( ppp ).
Without such a mechanism in place, all nations will have a strong incentive to cheat. WIth this in place, there is ZERO incentive, since all can see the REAL data.
Sadly, the far left will fight it because it harms China, while the far right will say that it increases tax on all goods, which is not true.