China promises to reduce its pollution levels in the run-up to the climate change meet in Paris at the end of 2015. But is it enough?
CHINA, THE world's largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter, has pledged to peak its carbon emissions latest by 2030 and then start reducing it, according to its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). INDCs are the voluntary pledges countries are making ahead of the Paris climate change meeting at the end of 2015. China has pledged to reduce emissions intensity of its GDP by 60-65 per cent, compared with 2005 levels, by 2030. It has also agreed to undertake a number of other measures. However, the reduction target is less ambitious compared to what China had pledged to do till 2020 under the Cancun Agreement.