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APAC Energy Buzz: Radical reform is China's pathway to carbon neutrality

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30 September 2020

APAC Energy Buzz: Radical reform is China's pathway to carbon neutrality

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Despite being both the world’s largest energy market and largest carbon emitter, China’s position has long been that responsibility to reduce global emissions rests with rich countries: you caused it, you fix it. President Xi Jinping’s announcement last week that China aims to be carbon neutral by 2060 has changed this. In doing so, China has assumed clearer global leadership in tackling climate change - and a more assertive role on the world stage. Can China achieve carbon neutrality by 2060? Success will depend on the country’s current and future leaders channelling the same reformist zeal that drove China’s radical economic transformation over the past 40 years.

Table of contents

  • Big questions remain, but big solutions are out there
  • The scale of the challenge ahead
  • Climate change leadership
  • the US response
  • and China’s increasingly assertive role

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  • China generation output by fuel - coal falling, but not fast enough

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