China Carbon Pledge

China’s 2015  NDC (its pledge to the 2015 COP21 Paris climate conference ) promised only to “lower carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP by 60% to 65% from the 2005 level”. Its 2020 revision to its NDC was a lot more ambitious: its emissions would peak by 2030, and decline to zero by 2060. The UK is committed to reaching zero emissions by 2030. See China’s carbon pledge will require complete inversion of existing system, Guardian, 27-9-2020.

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