By David Brown, BBC – 9 August 2021
China’s carbon emissions are vast and growing, dwarfing those of other countries.
Experts agree that without big reductions in China’s emissions, the world cannot win the fight against climate change.
China’s President Xi Jinping has said his country will aim for its emissions to reach their highest point before 2030 and for carbon neutrality to be achieved by 2060.
President Xi has not said how China will achieve this extremely ambitious goal.
While all countries face problems getting their emissions down, China is facing the biggest challenge.
China’s per-person emissions are about half those of the US, but its huge 1.4 billion population and explosive economic growth have pushed it way ahead of any other country in its overall emissions.
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