President Xi Jinping pledged China would be carbon neutral by 2060. The nation must shift away from fossil fuel to meet the target. Photo: AP President Xi Jinping pledged China would be carbon neutral by 2060. The nation must shift away from fossil fuel to meet the target. Photo: AP
President Xi Jinping pledged China would be carbon neutral by 2060. The nation must shift away from fossil fuel to meet the target. Photo: AP

China gives green light to five nuclear units to cut carbon and aim for climate goals, sources say

  • State Council approved nuclear projects to be developed by China National Nuclear Corporation at a meeting on Wednesday
  • Safety official says nuclear power is necessary if China aims to have carbon emissions peak by 2030 and for the nation to be carbon neutral by 2060

Topic |   Climate change science and technology
President Xi Jinping pledged China would be carbon neutral by 2060. The nation must shift away from fossil fuel to meet the target. Photo: AP President Xi Jinping pledged China would be carbon neutral by 2060. The nation must shift away from fossil fuel to meet the target. Photo: AP
President Xi Jinping pledged China would be carbon neutral by 2060. The nation must shift away from fossil fuel to meet the target. Photo: AP
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