China aims for higher emissions cut
China, the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter, made fresh pledges on fighting climate change, aiming to cut carbon dioxide emissions per unit of gross domestic product (GDP) by 60 percent to 65 percent from the 2005 level by 2030.
That goal was outlined in China’s intended nationally determined contributions (INDC), an action plan submitted on Tuesday to the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
It represents a big step further from China’s previous emission control target, which presented a decrease of 40 percent to 45 percent from the 2015 level by 2020. In 2014, carbon emissions per unit of GDP was 33.8 percent lower than the 2005 level.
The enhanced actions “represent its (China’s) utmost efforts in addressing climate change,” the INDC said.