WHY IN THE NEWS?
Industrialization in China occurred at a breath-taking pace which lifted people out of poverty and transformed China into the world’s factory. However, this also made China the biggest emitter of carbon dioxide. As a result, China has set the goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2060.
What is carbon neutral?
Carbon neutral means cutting carbon dioxide emissions as large as possible and offsetting what cannot be eliminated. This can be done by switching to renewable energy sources like using solar power instead of coal.
Despite being the world’s second-largest economy, China is considered a developing nation. Accordingly, it has not reached its emissions peak. By 2030, China will be committing to bring down carbon neutrality 2060. If China gets success in it, it will be the fastest decline from peak emissions.
How China can achieve the goal?
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