China aims for higher emis­sions cut

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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