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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Chart showing China's climate emissions trajectory.
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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