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

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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