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China - 2030 emissions peak - is industry shifting down a gear?

This publication was withdrawn on 1 August 2016

This publication was archived on 1 August 2016

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Report from the Embassy in Beijing on China's efforts to peak carbon emissions by 2030.

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China has announced a target of peak carbon emissions in 2030. There are indications that they could do so earlier. The single biggest factor will be the speed and direction of economic restructuring. Growth is slowing in the big emitting industries. Latest figures for coal consumption show a decline for the first time in decades.