Smoke belches from a coal-fueled power station in China’s northern Shanxi province in 2015. Xi Jinping's vow to snuff out emissions by 2060 has moved China to the heart of the global green agenda. Photo: AFP
Smoke belches from a coal-fueled power station in China’s northern Shanxi province in 2015. Xi Jinping's vow to snuff out emissions by 2060 has moved China to the heart of the global green agenda. Photo: AFP
Bhavan Jaipragas
Opinion

Opinion

Bhavan Jaipragas

Never mind the US election – for Asia, it’s more significant that Japan, South Korea and China are going carbon neutral

  • Their commitment to net zero emissions is a major win for climate action, and a rare silver lining in the year of the coronavirus pandemic
  • Now the rest of Asia must take stock of the situation and ask itself hard questions, including how fast we will move to phase out coal-fired power

Smoke belches from a coal-fueled power station in China’s northern Shanxi province in 2015. Xi Jinping's vow to snuff out emissions by 2060 has moved China to the heart of the global green agenda. Photo: AFP
Smoke belches from a coal-fueled power station in China’s northern Shanxi province in 2015. Xi Jinping's vow to snuff out emissions by 2060 has moved China to the heart of the global green agenda. Photo: AFP
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