What effect will China’s 14th five-year plan have on climate change?

China aims to reach emissions peak by 2030 and be carbon neutral by 2060

Rory Sullivan
Saturday 13 March 2021 00:30 GMT
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China’s president Xi Jinping pledged last year that his country would be carbon neutral by 2060, with emissions set to peak before 2030.

As part of these plans, tackling climate change is one of the main goals of Beijing’s 14th five-year plan, an outline of which was published last week.

In the document, China, which is responsible for around 30 per cent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, says it aims to derive 20 per cent of its energy from non-fossil sources by 2025.

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