Carbon neutrality targeted by 2060

author:cnr.cn

China aims to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced in September 2020. 

President Xi made the remarks at the general debate of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly via video call:"China will scale up its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions by adopting more vigorous policies and measures," he said.

President Xi noted that the Paris Agreement on climate change charts the course for the world to transition to green and low-carbon development."It outlines the minimum steps to be taken to protect the Earth and all countries must take decisive steps to honor this agreement," he said.

In his speech, he highlighted that humankind can no longer afford to ignore the repeated warnings of nature and continue to extract resources without investing in conservation, protection and restoration.

China called on all countries to pursue innovative, coordinated, green and open development for all, to seize the historic opportunities presented by scientific and technological advancement and industrial transformation, and to achieve a green recovery of the world’s economy in the post-COVID-19 era.

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