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China’s energy agency floats increase in renewables target

12 Feb 21 - China’s National Energy Administration is considering an increase in the ambition of the country’s clean energy programme this decade.

China’s crackdown on illegal CFC gases is working

11 Feb 21 - A Chinese government crackdown on producers and buyers of illegal CFC gases is working, research has found.

China might ban coal-power investment abroad

4 Dec 20 - China’s environment ministry is proposing a crackdown on state involvement in building coal power plants abroad, in a report co-authored with international green groups.

European states ordered to respond to climate suit

1 Dec 20 - The European court of human rights has ordered 33 European governments to respond to a landmark climate lawsuit lodged by six youth campaigners, the Guardian has learned.

China to force firms to report use of plastic in new recycling push

1 Dec 20 - Restaurants, e-commerce platforms and delivery firms will be forced to report their utilisation of single-use plastics to the authorities and also submit formal recycling plans, China's commerce ministry said in proposals published on Monday.

China hits out at US climate record

20 Oct 20 - China has slammed the United States’ environmental and climate record, in an extraordinary public attack less than two weeks before Americans go to the polls.

How China can be carbon-neutral by 2060

20 Oct 20 - Three weeks after China told the world it is aiming for carbon neutrality, an important study outlines a roadmap to that goal, and challenges along the way.

China's new climate goal could transform global heating

30 Sep 20 - If China hits its new emissions goal of going carbon-neutral before 2060, it will bring down global warming projections by around 0.2deg to 0.3 degrees Celsius, says Carbon Action Tracker.

China considers going ‘carbon neutral’, peaking emissions

18 Sep 20 - China is considering carbon neutrality as part of its long term climate plan, the country’s foreign ministry announced following a summit with EU leaders.

Petrochina pledges emissions cut

31 Aug 20 - Chinese oil and gas company PetroChina is promising to cut greenhouse gas emissions as falling oil prices caused a first-half net loss of $US4.36 billion.

Nitrous oxide from 11 Chinese plants a potential climate catastrophe

10 Aug 20 - Emissions controls worked perfectly at Chinese plants, until the Clean Development Mechanism dried up.

UN chief confronts China over coal boom,

24 Jul 20 - UN secretary-general António Guterres has urged China to stop funding coal projects, warning the Paris climate agreement goals will slip out of reach if the world fails to deliver a green recovery to...

China’s Erin Brockovich goes global to stop China

22 Jun 20 - Environment lawyer Zhang Jingjing has worked in 20 countries since 2015 to help clean up or shut down Chinese-owned mines, power plants or industrial projects.

Why is there so much furore over China’s Belt and Road?

2 Jun 20 - There were certainly questions asked when Victoria first signed a memorandum of understanding to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative in 2018, but it wasn’t until the past week that the criticism...

Belt and Road backers failing to protect nature

12 May 20 - The financial backers of China’s Belt and Road Initiative are being accused of failing to require safeguards to protect nature.

China's greenhouse emissions rise 2.6%

19 Mar 20 - China’s greenhouse gas emissions rose 2.6 per cent in 2019 despite a fall in the share of coal in the country’s energy mix, driven by a rise in energy consumption and greater use of oil and gas.

What’s holding back China’s bamboo furniture makers?

24 Feb 20 - Wood consumption has jumped 173 per cent in China over the past decade, and restrictions on felling primary forest mean the country relies on wood imports for over half its demand.

Coronavirus cuts China’s CO2 emissions

21 Feb 20 - As China battles one of the most serious virus epidemics of the century, the impacts on the country’s energy demand and emissions are only beginning to be felt.

China’s top climate negotiator steps down

13 Dec 19 - What is the legacy of Xie Zhenhua, a key architect of the Paris Agreement and one of the world’s longest-serving climate diplomats?

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