China is already expanding its coal capacity at a faster pace than the rest of the world combined. Photo: APChina is already expanding its coal capacity at a faster pace than the rest of the world combined. Photo: AP
China is already expanding its coal capacity at a faster pace than the rest of the world combined. Photo: AP

China’s US$7 trillion spending spree aims to save economy – but will its reliance on fossil fuels put the planet at risk?

  • Environmentalists warn that plans to build more coal-fired power plants could leave it locked into a high-carbon policy for decades
  • One report warned that continuing on this route threatens to undermine the global agreement to limit the rise in temperatures to 2 Celsius

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
China is already expanding its coal capacity at a faster pace than the rest of the world combined. Photo: APChina is already expanding its coal capacity at a faster pace than the rest of the world combined. Photo: AP
China is already expanding its coal capacity at a faster pace than the rest of the world combined. Photo: AP
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