China Makes a commitment to emissions peak by 2030

China’s pledge ahead of the UN climate summit in December commits it to a peak in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

China’s pledge ahead of the UN climate summit in December commits it to a peak in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

The country’s intended nationally determined contribution, submitted in 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.1

It is a turning point in the road to Paris, and could well hold the key to holding global warming to below 2°C. The US, Russia and the EU have also made their advance commitments (endsreport.com/47824 and 47619).

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