China’s surprise pledge to slash its carbon footprint to zero by 2060 has been met with cautious applause. Now it has to deliver on the promise. Photo: AFP China’s surprise pledge to slash its carbon footprint to zero by 2060 has been met with cautious applause. Now it has to deliver on the promise. Photo: AFP
China’s surprise pledge to slash its carbon footprint to zero by 2060 has been met with cautious applause. Now it has to deliver on the promise. Photo: AFP
Shi Jiangtao
Opinion

Opinion

As I see it by Shi Jiangtao

China needs more people power at home and trust from abroad to deliver on its bold 2060 carbon neutral pledge

  • Beijing steps up as Trump’s America steps back from climate action but international scepticism means greater scrutiny
  • China has tight control of local green-focused NGOs and is unwilling to allow public participation and greater transparency on environmental matters

China’s surprise pledge to slash its carbon footprint to zero by 2060 has been met with cautious applause. Now it has to deliver on the promise. Photo: AFP China’s surprise pledge to slash its carbon footprint to zero by 2060 has been met with cautious applause. Now it has to deliver on the promise. Photo: AFP
China’s surprise pledge to slash its carbon footprint to zero by 2060 has been met with cautious applause. Now it has to deliver on the promise. Photo: AFP
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