China drives rise in coal-fired power plants as IEA warns countries must spend more on clean energy.
Independent 2nd June 2021 read more »
China’s state media has provided the first details about a new high-level climate “leaders group” formed to direct the country’s emission-reducing efforts. A short news clip of the group’s first plenary meeting released last Thursday shows dozens of officials taking notes as China’s vice premier, Han Zheng, instructs them to ensure the nation “peaks” its carbon emissions before 2030 and achieves “carbon neutrality” before 2060. The climate “leaders group” has been established and will be supervised by the central government and comprises the heads of key national-level ministries and agencies, according to Chinese reports and Carbon Brief sources. One expert tells Carbon Brief that the founding of the group is a “milestone” in China’s pursuit of its climate goals. Another says it sends out the message that the 2030 and 2060 carbon targets “must be achieved”.
Carbon Brief 3rd June 2021 read more »