China pledges 18% carbon emissions cut by 2020

2016-11-06 21:26

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Beijing - China's cabinet has issued a new climate plan targeting an 18% cut in carbon emissions by 2020 compared to 2015 levels.

The State Council says coal consumption must be capped at about 4.2 billion tons in 2020 while non-fossil fuel energy generation capacity like hydro-power and nuclear power are expanded.

The plan was announced on Friday, the same day as the Paris Agreement of nearly 200 countries took effect.

China has taken a leading role in climate change talks and its collaboration with the United States has been touted by Washington and Beijing as a bright spot in an otherwise strained relationship.

China will guarantee that emissions peak no later than 2030 under the Paris pact. There are also plans to officially launch a national carbon trading market next year.

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