China is the biggest coal producer and the largest public financier of overseas coal-fired power plants. Photo: Shutterstock Images China is the biggest coal producer and the largest public financier of overseas coal-fired power plants. Photo: Shutterstock Images
China is the biggest coal producer and the largest public financier of overseas coal-fired power plants. Photo: Shutterstock Images

China halts new coal-fired power plants abroad in boost for climate action

  • President Xi Jinping tells UN General Assembly that China will support low-carbon energy and stop building coal-fired projects
  • UN and US welcome the move, but observers warn that private sector must follow governments’ lead if climate targets are to be met

Topic |   Climate change
China is the biggest coal producer and the largest public financier of overseas coal-fired power plants. Photo: Shutterstock Images China is the biggest coal producer and the largest public financier of overseas coal-fired power plants. Photo: Shutterstock Images
China is the biggest coal producer and the largest public financier of overseas coal-fired power plants. Photo: Shutterstock Images
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