The port of Huanghua, in Hebei, northern China, in December stepped up shipments of thermal coal for coal-fired power generation in the country’s south. Photo: Xinhua The port of Huanghua, in Hebei, northern China, in December stepped up shipments of thermal coal for coal-fired power generation in the country’s south. Photo: Xinhua
The port of Huanghua, in Hebei, northern China, in December stepped up shipments of thermal coal for coal-fired power generation in the country’s south. Photo: Xinhua

China wants to be carbon neutral by 2060, but can its provinces manage it?

  • Ensuring carbon emissions peak before 2030, as is promised, may prove difficult for some provinces, not least where the economy relies on coal
  • Some provincial-level authorities have taken steps towards the government’s goals, while others’ actions have been slow or vague

Topic |   China’s carbon neutral goal
The port of Huanghua, in Hebei, northern China, in December stepped up shipments of thermal coal for coal-fired power generation in the country’s south. Photo: Xinhua The port of Huanghua, in Hebei, northern China, in December stepped up shipments of thermal coal for coal-fired power generation in the country’s south. Photo: Xinhua
The port of Huanghua, in Hebei, northern China, in December stepped up shipments of thermal coal for coal-fired power generation in the country’s south. Photo: Xinhua
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