China commits to emissions peak by 2030

A Chinese commitment to peak emissions by 2030 has put a Paris treaty on climate change in December firmly in sight, and could open the door to limiting global warming to 2°C

China’s long-awaited submission to the UN on its pledges ahead of the Paris summit in December commits it to a peak in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

The 20-page intended nationally determined contribution (INDC), submitted on 30 June, contains a comprehensive overview of its existing and forthcoming policy responses to meet the 2030 climate goals, a discussion of progress to date, and its views on the legal form and structure of the forthcoming Paris treaty.

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