Can China, the world’s biggest coal consumer, become carbon neutral by 2060?

October 1st, 2020

Science Magazine, Other, 30/09/2020, Dennis Normile
China’s surprise pledge last week to cut its net carbon emissions to zero within 40 years has reignited hopes of limiting global climate change to tolerable levels. The country is the world’s largest producer of carbon dioxide (CO), accounting for 28% of global emissions, and its move may inspire other countries to follow suit. […] That’s “a very significant and encouraging announcement,” says Josep Canadell, an earth system scientist at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.

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