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China’s carbon neutral by 2060 pledge has wowed some, but where is the detail? – ABC News

It’s official: Chinese President Xi Jinping tells the UN that China is going carbon neutral by 2060. But how does the world’s largest polluter even begin to start the process?



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It’s official: China, the world’s largest polluter, has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2060.
Key points:

  • China is both the world’s largest polluter and consumer of renewable energy
  • Its population size makes emissions reduction a mammoth task
  • Coal continues to make up the overwhelming share of China’s energy mix

This means that by that year China will not release more CO2 emissions into the atmosphere than it captures in some form.
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