Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop pumping additional carbon dioxide, the main global warming gas, into the atmosphere by 2060. Xi’s announcement during a speech on September 22, 2020, to the UN General Assembly is a significant step for the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. Photo: AP Photo
Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop pumping additional carbon dioxide, the main global warming gas, into the atmosphere by 2060. Xi’s announcement during a speech on September 22, 2020, to the UN General Assembly is a significant step for the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. Photo: AP Photo
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Hope on stemming climate change, but all must take part

  • China is committed to taking action – as are several dozen other countries – but without the participation of all nations, a ‘catastrophic’ rise in global warming is inevitable

Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop pumping additional carbon dioxide, the main global warming gas, into the atmosphere by 2060. Xi’s announcement during a speech on September 22, 2020, to the UN General Assembly is a significant step for the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. Photo: AP Photo
Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop pumping additional carbon dioxide, the main global warming gas, into the atmosphere by 2060. Xi’s announcement during a speech on September 22, 2020, to the UN General Assembly is a significant step for the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. Photo: AP Photo
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