Can China meet its ambitious decarbonization goals? 22.02.2021

Deutsche Welle | Feb 22, 2021 at 1:00 AM
  • Even without any further commitments from other countries, global heating could now be limited to around 2.35 degrees Celsius (4.23 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2100, which is 0.25 C lower than the expected rise, according to Hector Pollitt, chief economist at Cambridge Econometrics, a UK-based economic analysis firm.
  • While many countries were due to enhance their Paris pledges in 2020, few expected that China, with one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, would commit to carbon neutrality in such a relatively short time frame.
  • In the lead-up to China’s 2021-2025 five-year plan, the nation’s electricity industry has been lobbying to build hundreds of new coal-fired power plants.