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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 covid-19.

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 reached a fever pitch.

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?

China's energy-sector emissions still on the rise

15 Nov 19 - China’s energy-sector emissions are expected to increase this year and next, driven by rising oil and gas consumption instead of by coal.

How can China tame e-commerce emissions?

30 Oct 19 - China is ground zero of the e-commerce boom, which is creating a growing mountain of waste and fuelling carbon emissions worldwide.

China’s tree-planting drive could backfire

27 Sep 19 - China has been warned that its tree-planting drive to hold back deserts could strain water resources.

UN confident China will raise climate ambition

12 Sep 19 - China is expected to come to the UN climate action summit with a more ambitious climate plan, a top UN official believes.

ELECTROCULTURE: How China is trying to spark up crop yields

30 Aug 19 - Across China, scientists are exposing lettuces and cucumbers to powerful electric fields in an attempt to make them grow faster.

How is China faring at sustainability reporting?

28 Aug 19 - More of China’s vast corporations are opening up about their impact on the environment. But how real are their claims?

Warming worsens China's pollution problems

16 Aug 19 - Efforts to curb air pollution in China, a country already facing dire health impacts from high levels of soot and smog, will likely become increasingly difficult as the planet warms, a new study...

China makes way for even more coal mines

12 Aug 19 - Approvals for new coal mine construction in China have surged in 2019, with Beijing expecting consumption of the commodity to rise in the coming years.

China busily expanding its UN presence

8 Aug 19 - As the United States withdraws from the international arena, China is playing for dominance in United Nations spaces.


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