President Xi Jinping, left, waters saplings during a tree-planting activity in Daxing district in Beijing on April 3. Xi’s recent pledge to get China to net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2060 was the latest in a series of increasingly bold programmes intended to mitigate climate change. Photo: Xinhua President Xi Jinping, left, waters saplings during a tree-planting activity in Daxing district in Beijing on April 3. Xi’s recent pledge to get China to net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2060 was the latest in a series of increasingly bold programmes intended to mitigate climate change. Photo: Xinhua
President Xi Jinping, left, waters saplings during a tree-planting activity in Daxing district in Beijing on April 3. Xi’s recent pledge to get China to net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2060 was the latest in a series of increasingly bold programmes intended to mitigate climate change. Photo: Xinhua
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

China’s emissions pledge joins bold efforts to halt climate change

  • It seems likely we will need ‘out of the box’ aspiration if we are going to achieve the emission reductions that will keep our green planet from boiling over
  • Regreening the planet will contribute significantly to efforts to contain climate change, and trees may well be humans’ best defence

President Xi Jinping, left, waters saplings during a tree-planting activity in Daxing district in Beijing on April 3. Xi’s recent pledge to get China to net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2060 was the latest in a series of increasingly bold programmes intended to mitigate climate change. Photo: Xinhua President Xi Jinping, left, waters saplings during a tree-planting activity in Daxing district in Beijing on April 3. Xi’s recent pledge to get China to net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2060 was the latest in a series of increasingly bold programmes intended to mitigate climate change. Photo: Xinhua
President Xi Jinping, left, waters saplings during a tree-planting activity in Daxing district in Beijing on April 3. Xi’s recent pledge to get China to net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2060 was the latest in a series of increasingly bold programmes intended to mitigate climate change. Photo: Xinhua
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