China now accounts for around 30 per cent of the world’s carbon emissions. Photo: AP

China’s plans for new coal plants risk undermining battle against global warming

  • World’s largest coal consumer shows little sign of ending its dependency even though it is also the biggest market for renewable energy sources
  • UN climate summit is meeting to discuss ways to limit future warming, but hopes are fading that China will commit to further curbs on emissions
Topic |   Climate change

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China now accounts for around 30 per cent of the world’s carbon emissions. Photo: AP
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