Why China is set to significantly overachieve its 2030 climate goals

China is set to set to significantly overachieve on its 2030 climate targets despite boosting coal use. Image: REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)

Swithin Lui

China lead and climate policy analyst, Climate Action Tracker and NewClimate Institute.


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Past (red) and projected (pink) greenhouse gas emissions in China under current policies, compared with estimated emission levels implied by achievement of individual targets in its nationally-determined contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement. Image: Carbon Brief


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