China Says It Has Met 2020 Climate Goal


China reached its 2020 greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal last year, its government said.

China had targeted a reduction of its carbon dioxide emissions as a unit of gross domestic product by 40 percent to 45 percent by 2020, compared to 2005 levels.

China pledged under the 2015 Paris agreement only to stop increasing its emissions by 2030. Officials said they would work to reduce emissions before that point, but it made no commitment on that front in the nonbinding accord.

Read more at The Hill.



  1. Is this the reason they walk around with masks on they are afraid to breath all that wonderful air. All the pictures of China show people with mouth masks on so not to breath directly the air in the cities and they say the have or will conquer the bad air. Maybe the leaders live in air purified and air conditioned homes and air conditioned cars, but the simple folks live in cloudy, smoke filled air where you can see a few feet in front of you. If that was and is their goal they really have met it.


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