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China’s footprint threatens to trample the natural world

7 Dec 17 - Many observers of China’s escalating global programme of foreign investment and infrastructure development are crossing their fingers and hoping for the best.

Can China actually lead on climate change?

30 Nov 17 - China is in the driving seat when it comes to international co-operation on climate, said President Xi Jinping at a major political meeting in Beijing ahead of the climate talks in Bonn.

China reverses flow of carbon emissions

28 Nov 17 - The flow of China’s carbon emissions has reversed, according to new research led by scientists at the University of East Anglia.

China likely to hit peak emissions around 2030

24 Nov 17 - China’s carbon emissions will probably peak on or before 2030, a new survey has found.

Is China the leader UN climate talks need?

3 Nov 17 - china is more assertive than ever about its climate leadership ambitions, as 195 countries head to Bonn for the annual UN summit.

Pollution getting in the way of China's solar goals

26 Oct 17 - Although China is increasing its solar energy supply, air pollution is blocking sunlight and reducing energy output, according to a new study.

No China, so what happens now to world’s recycling?

24 Oct 17 - In the wake of China's announcement earlier this year that it would cut imports of the world's waste there are concerns that much of the lower grade materials will have nowhere else to go.

China takes aim at high-end solar market

15 Sep 17 - China is looking to dominate the high-end of the global solar power market.

China readies for ethanol fuels binge

14 Sep 17 - China’s bold plan to blend renewable fuels into its gasoline supply within three years will revolutionize its fledging biofuels industry, and likely spur billions of dollars in investment in ethanol...

China’s sponge cities aim to re-use 70% of rainwater

12 Sep 17 - China’s "sponge city" initiative has an ambitious goal: by 2020, 80 per cent of urban areas should absorb and re-use at least 70 per cent of rainwater.

China to ban sale of fossil-fuel cars

11 Sep 17 - China wil set a deadline for carmakers to end sales of fossil-fuel powered vehicles, a move aimed at pushing companies to speed efforts in developing electric vehicles.

China smashes solar power target ... by three years

1 Sep 17 - China has reached its 2020 solar power target three years ahead of schedule after installed capacity topped well over its 105GW target.

China readies world's largest carbon-trading market

16 Aug 17 - As the United States reverses its climate policies, the world's top greenhouse gas emitter, China, is in the midst of setting up a national carbon-trading system.

China to ban import of foreign waste

25 Jul 17 - China has anounced that it will no longer be importing foreign garbage shipments.

Volvo e-car push reflects China’s leadership ambition

24 Jul 17 - Chinese-owned Volvo's move away from the internal combustion engine will fuel Beijing dominance in emerging clean technology.

China signed big coal deal days before G20 pledge

14 Jul 17 - Chinese president Xi Jinping endorsed a G20 plan calling on development banks to support poor countries to lower their emissions, just days after his own development bank had signed a $1.5 billion...

Diplomats assess China’s climate leadership promise

12 Jul 17 - The international community is asking itself whether China really has what it takes to lead global climate policy now the US has yielded that mantle.

ON YER BIKE: China launches smog-eating bicycles

12 Jul 17 - Commuters in China's smog-bound cities soon will be able to clean the air as they ride bicycles that inhale dirty air, clean it, and then release fresh air into the environment.

Praising China’s carbon market shows how low the bar has fallen

28 Jun 17 - China is planning the world’s biggest carbon market, but with little detail given for its design, praise for the scheme is premature.

Six million in China just went 100% renewable for a week

Qutan temple, Qinghai province

28 Jun 17 - Qinghai province in China has just used entirely renewable energy for seven days as part of a trial to prove that it is possible to use just green energy.

13 Jun 17  China's clean energy ambition floats on abandoned coal mine

12 Jun 17  China carbon market might launch early

17 May 17  China promises green investment strategy

11 May 17  China busy planning ahead for life after coal

8 May 17  GET LOST: Beijing pulls 180,000 polluting vehicles

5 May 17  China wants fish, so Africa goes hungry

21 Apr 17  China gets tough on shipping emissions

11 Apr 17  HIGH TIDE: Rising waters threaten China’s rising cities


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