A faster transition to clean energy could see China’s carbon emissions peak five years earlier than targeted by the government, the International Energy Agency has revealed, and significantly boost the chances of keeping global warming in check. The IEA announced the “really uplifting news” in a report published late last week, titled An Energy Sector Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality in China, which details the massive role the world’s largest energy consumer and carbon emitter could play in limiting the rise in global temperatures to 1.5 °C. China’s commitment to the Paris climate treaty currently contains a promise to reach peak emissions before 2030. Doing so by 2025 would be a significant improvement.
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