China accounts for about half of the world’s coal consumption and is the biggest greenhouse gas emitter. Photo: AP

Phasing out coal power and meeting climate goals by 2050 ‘totally doable’ for China

  • Study suggests ‘low-hanging fruit’ be retired and operating hours of other plants gradually cut by 2050 to keep warming to within 2 degrees Celsius
  • With financial support and careful planning it could be kept to 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to researchers
Topic |   China Society
China accounts for about half of the world’s coal consumption and is the biggest greenhouse gas emitter. Photo: AP
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