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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China has 121.3GW of coal-fired power plants under construction, a US report says. Photo: Reuters

China’s coal-fired power capacity expands, bucks global trend, report says

  • Capacity has increased by about 4.5 per cent in past 18 months, according to US-based research network Global Energy Monitor
  • Environmental groups have accused Beijing of relaxing efforts to curb coal consumption to amid slower economic growth
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China has 121.3GW of coal-fired power plants under construction, a US report says. Photo: Reuters
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