China Pledges to Stop Financing Coal Projects Abroad

China Pledges to Stop Financing Coal Projects Abroad

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor Just weeks after China’s coal ambitions brought tensions to climate talks between US Climate Envoy John Kerry and Chinese officials, President Xi Jinping pledged to end all its financing of coal-fired projects abroad and allocate more funding to green and low-carbon energy projects in developing nations. The move represents […]

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Kerry’s Shanghai Visit Opens the Door for Engagement on Oceans

Kerry’s Shanghai Visit Opens the Door for Engagement on Oceans

By Evan T. Bloom, Senior Fellow, Wilson Center Polar Institute, former Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries A week ago, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry became the first senior Biden Administration official to visit China.  This is an important step for working with China on climate change, a […]

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China’s Climate Goals Fall Short

China’s Climate Goals Fall Short

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Last year, China made a surprise commitment to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. But last week, the country released its latest Five-Year Plan, which sets the course for its near-term economic development, with no new climate goals. It still allows China to burn coal and doesn’t set a carbon […]

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China’s Surprise Commitment to Be Carbon Neutral by 2060

China’s Surprise Commitment to Be Carbon Neutral by 2060

Yesterday at the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to achieve “carbon neutrality before 2060” with the aim of hitting peak emissions before 2030. China had choice words for the Trump administration and its complete lack of international leadership on climate change action. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang […]

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