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China unveils new emissions and clean energy pledges

China unveils new emissions and clean energy pledges

As Ben Geman of Axios writes, China has released new figures to further their plan for achieving climate goals.

The C3 Take
  • President Xi Jinping has pledged to cut carbon emissions (per unit of economic output) by 65% by 2030 and set the share of renewables in energy consumption to 25%.
  • While China’s rhetoric is bold, action remains to be seen, China is the world’s largest global polluter.
  • If China’s climate pledge is genuine then it would be a meaningful step toward reducing global emissions.

“Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday pledged to cut carbon emissions per unit of economic output by over 65% by 2030 and boost the share of nonfossil fuels in energy consumption to roughly 25% by then.”

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