China to cap carbon emissions

  • China plans on putting a cap on its CO2 emissions from 2016 onwards. The chairman of the country's Advisory Committee on Climate Change mentioned that the government will implement two methods to curb the emissions of CO2 in the next five-year plan, i.e. by an absolute cap and intensity.

    Reuters notes that these emissions are expected to rise until 2030, but the absolute cap will help them with regulation. 

    "The Chinese announcement marks potentially the most important turning point in the global scene on climate change for a decade," a professor of energy policy said. 

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