China claims it will be ‘carbon neutral’ by the year 2060


Xi Jinping, China’s president, speaks during the United Nations General Assembly on September 22, 2020.

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China is targeting peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by the year 2060, according to President Xi Jinping. 

In an address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, delivered remotely, Xi described the Paris Agreement on climate change as charting “the course for the world to transition to green and low-carbon development.”

According to a translation of his remarks, Xi said that the accord outlined the “minimum steps to be taken to protect the Earth, our shared homeland, and all countries must…


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