China paced up coal production to address a rare energy crunch that disrupted industry and people’s lives. Photo: AFP
China paced up coal production to address a rare energy crunch that disrupted industry and people’s lives. Photo: AFP

Coal central to China’s zero carbon goals, top US envoy to Beijing says

  • US and China ‘cooperating productively’ on climate change, with more channels of engagement in the works, US embassy chief David Meale says
  • But China must bring forward its peak emissions target, or the 1.5 degree global warming target hangs in the balance, he warns

Knowledge |   China and climate change
China paced up coal production to address a rare energy crunch that disrupted industry and people’s lives. Photo: AFP
China paced up coal production to address a rare energy crunch that disrupted industry and people’s lives. Photo: AFP
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