China Releases Green Development Plan Tied to Carbon-neutral Goal

China, the world’s top greenhouse-gas emitter, is aiming to bring its carbon emissions to a peak by 2030 and become “carbon-neutral” by 2060.

Reuters

China’s industry ministry on Dec. 3 unveiled a five-year plan aimed at the green development of its industrial sectors, vowing to lower carbon emissions and pollutants and to promote emerging industries so as to meet a carbon peak commitment by 2030.

The world’s top greenhouse-gas emitter is aiming to bring its carbon emissions to a peak by 2030 and become “carbon-neutral” by 2060.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) reiterated the targets of cutting CO₂ emissions by 18%, and energy intensity by 13.5%, by 2025, according to the plan which covers the period between 2021 and 2025.

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