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China, the world’s top global emitter, aims to go carbon-neutral by 2060 – ABC News

Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop contributing to climate change by 2060 despite heavily relying on coal, one of the most carbon-intensive fossil fuels, for electricity.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop contributing to climate change by 2060.
Key points:

  • China is aiming for its CO2 emissions to peak before 2030
  • The goal will be a challenge for China, which relies heavily on coal for its electricity
  • Heavy summer rain in China unleashed the most punishing flood season in 30 years

Mr Xi’s announcement, during a speech to the United Nations General Assembly, is a significant step for the world’s bigg…

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