Beijing’s central business district is shrouded in a dust storm on May 4. China, the world's biggest auto market, is considering a ban on fossil fuel cars in a major boost to the production of electric vehicles as it seeks to ease pollution. Photo: AFP
Beijing’s central business district is shrouded in a dust storm on May 4. China, the world's biggest auto market, is considering a ban on fossil fuel cars in a major boost to the production of electric vehicles as it seeks to ease pollution. Photo: AFP

To fight climate change, removing bad incentives is just as vital as rolling out good policies

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala writes that an international effort is under way to encourage countries to remove policies that may contradict their otherwise sincere efforts to reduce carbon emissions

Beijing’s central business district is shrouded in a dust storm on May 4. China, the world's biggest auto market, is considering a ban on fossil fuel cars in a major boost to the production of electric vehicles as it seeks to ease pollution. Photo: AFP
Beijing’s central business district is shrouded in a dust storm on May 4. China, the world's biggest auto market, is considering a ban on fossil fuel cars in a major boost to the production of electric vehicles as it seeks to ease pollution. Photo: AFP
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