China produced more steel, cement and aluminium in 2020 than it did in 2019. Photo: Reuters China produced more steel, cement and aluminium in 2020 than it did in 2019. Photo: Reuters
China produced more steel, cement and aluminium in 2020 than it did in 2019. Photo: Reuters

China’s ‘modest’ climate targets for next five years don’t go far enough, experts say

  • Beijing sets goal of reducing energy intensity by 13.5 per cent and carbon emissions by 18 per cent from 2020 levels
  • But environmental experts say they should be more ambitious, with provinces and industries encouraged to reach peak emissions earlier

Topic |   Two Sessions 2021 (Lianghui)
China produced more steel, cement and aluminium in 2020 than it did in 2019. Photo: Reuters China produced more steel, cement and aluminium in 2020 than it did in 2019. Photo: Reuters
China produced more steel, cement and aluminium in 2020 than it did in 2019. Photo: Reuters
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