Cutting carbon emissions ‘crucial to China’s survival’

Cutting carbon emissions ‘crucial to China’s survival’

China’s Vice President Liu He struck a collaborative and actionable tone at Davos 2023 as the superpower strives to reduce its carbon emissions.

Going as far as to say that reducing emissions were “crucial to China’s survival,” the Vice President set out a number of goals on its journey to Net Zero, as it aims to hit peak carbon emissions by 2030 and Net Zero by 2060.

“We will increase the share of renewable and new energy, and enhance the efficiency of traditional energy including carbon capture and storage – these are important,” he said.

“In the meantime, China’s national reality dictates that we also have to promote safe and efficient use of nuclear power. We will focus on key areas of carbon reduction where we will be able to cut 80% of emissions in key areas such as power generation, construction materials and steel, and we are promoting the changes of consumption behaviour and making changes to the traditional manufacturing sector.”

He said it must also strengthen cooperation with the US, EU and G20, as well as emerging markets.

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