A coal-fired power plant near a construction site in Beijing, China. Photo: Reuters
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World needs united commitment to reducing carbon emissions

  • The planet cannot afford for such a goal to be undermined by conspiracy theories, anti-science mindsets or short-sighted political or economic expedience

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A coal-fired power plant near a construction site in Beijing, China. Photo: Reuters
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China is the world’s largest emitter of climate warming greenhouse gases. Photo: Reuters

EU’s carbon border tax will damage global climate change efforts, China says

  • Countries ‘need to prevent unilateralism and protectionism from hurting global growth expectations’, China’s vice-minister for the environment says
  • The new tax is aimed at protecting European firms from unfair competition by raising the cost of products from countries that fail to take action on climate change
Topic |   Climate change

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China is the world’s largest emitter of climate warming greenhouse gases. Photo: Reuters
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