China’s Climate Action

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What China, one of the world's largest emitters of CO2, is doing to tackle the climate crisis.

  • China is currently the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide after the USA. But for many years the country has been reluctant to tackle its domestic coal emission.
  • Now for the first time, China agreed to boost international climate cooperation in a recognition of the urgency of action.
  • In a surprise move, President Xi Jinping recently made the ambitious pledge to become carbon neutral before 2060.
  • In this reading, we take a look at what is the state of China’s carbon emissions and its commitments to tackle climate change?
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Fighting climate change with bamboo

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