Economic slowdown and China’s green future

March 7, 2019 by maitreyi.karthik@climate-connect.com

(Source: Global Risk Insights) With the effects of climate change becoming increasingly clear, climate action is now more important than ever. In recent years, China has emerged as a new leader in climate action. It has become the largest investor in renewable energy and creating effective policies to transit to low-carbon development.

Last year´s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report concluded that coal needs to exit the energy sector by 2050 if warming is to be limited to a 1.5°C increase by 2100. Beyond this, rising temperatures will significantly increase climate-related risks. The efforts of China, the largest world emitter with 27% of global CO2 emissions, will be critical to achieving this target. Read full article….

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