China plans to reduce its consumption – On Oct. 25, CNN reported that China plans to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels to below 20% by 2060, according to cabinet documents published in media. of the state on Sunday
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such an approach which details new measures on China The largest polluter in the world will reduce carbon emissions It comes less than a week before world leaders will attend the 2021 UN Climate Change Summit, or COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland, with plans to accelerate cuts in greenhouse gas emissions over a decade. this
President Xi did not leave China. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic And there’s no sign of joining COP26 in person either. The government has yet to announce details of the delegations that will join.
Official documents are more clarified that President Xi intends to fulfill previous pledges to peak emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.
Carbon neutrality or zero net emissions This is achieved when greenhouse gases are removed from the atmosphere equal to those released, so the net increase is zero.
Will China be able to live up to its climate commitments? Based on the scrutiny of the past few months. China is boosting economic recovery from COVID-19 by building dozens of new coal plants and accelerate construction projects that rely on fossil fuels. And recently, China has increased coal production to alleviate the ongoing energy crisis.
last week The Chinese government orders coal mines across the country. “Produce as much coal as possible” after counties face weeks of power shortages.
Coal is also the primary source of energy and is widely used for heating, power generation and steel smelting. last year Coal accounts for nearly 60 percent of the country’s energy use.
such a new approach which was published in Xinhua news agency According to state media, China will gradually phase out fossil fuels by 2030. China said the share of energy it uses from non-fossil fuel sources will reach 25 percent and 30 years later. China aims to use 80% of its total energy from non-fossil fuels.
By 2030, China says the country’s carbon dioxide emissions per unit of gross domestic product, or GDP, will drop by 65 percent compared to 2005 levels.
China is already a global leader in renewable energy production. But capacity in wind and solar must be increased to meet climate targets. Xinhua said that by 2030, China aims to have more than 1,200 gigawatts of installed wind and solar power.
Previously, China had promised that Renewable energy will account for 25 percent of China’s installed capacity. And wind and solar power will account for 16.5 percent of China’s energy by 2025.
Xinhua reported that to meet climate targets China will take action “In-depth industrial restructuring Accelerate the development of clean, low-carbon, safe and efficient energy systems” and increase “building a low-carbon transport system”.
However, China said it must ensure food and energy security. along with the removal of carbon. The Chinese government pushed coal mines to cut production earlier this year. As China pursues ambitious goals to reduce its carbon footprint. But such demand has increased for various construction projects. that requires fossil fuels and there is not enough energy to operate.
The guidelines document also states that China should manage the relationship between pollution reduction-carbon reduction-energy security. Supply chain stability that is the industrial chain. food security and normal life of the people
Xinhua stated that China should cope with the economic, financial and social risks that may come with environmentally friendly and low-carbon transition. and prevent overreaction and a safe carbon reduction is guaranteed.