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China on Full-throttle Toward a Nationwide Carbon Market

At the recent United Nations Climate Summit on September 23, China’s Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli laid out the nation’s future climate plan. The strategy includes: 1) reiterating China’s commitment to reducing carbon intensity (emissions per unit of GDP) by 40–45 percent by 2020 from the 2005 level; 2) promising to set post-2020 actions soon, … Continue Reading ››

China Takes Greater Steps to Reduce Climate-Altering Emissions

zhengzhou-216134 In the first half of 2014, energy intensity in China declined 4.2 percent, and the carbon intensity of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) fell 5 percent, compared with the same period in 2013. These are among China’s biggest “green” achievements since 2011, the first year … Continue Reading ››