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04 12 2021 | 09:12

China creates vast research infrastructure to support ambitious climate goals

Carbon-neutrality institutes, and other initiatives to support a pledge to achieve net zero by 2060, are popping up like mushrooms across China. China, the world’s top carbon emitter, has for the…

28 11 2021 | 07:08

Coal: why China and India aren’t the climate villains of COP26

The Glasgow Climate Pact urges countries to “accelerate efforts towards phasing down”, rather than “phasing out”, coal power that isn’t mitigated by carbon capture and storage. This subtle change to…

19 11 2021 | 12:17

Indonesia’s excess coal power capacity and PLN’s debt burden are blocking their decarbonization pathway

Financial giants Japan and China can play a critical role in Indonesia’s green energy transition 18 November (IEEFA Indonesia): Japanese and Chinese investors combined have a 41% ownership interest…

11 11 2021 | 15:14

US and China announce surprise climate agreement – video

The United States and China, the world's two largest emitters of carbon dioxide, unveiled a deal to ramp up cooperation tackling the climate crisis. US climate envoy John Kerry and his Chinese…

11 11 2021 | 14:19

‘It’s alarming’: intense rainfall and extreme weather become the norm in northern China

Meteorologists link such weather patterns to the climate crisis, which exacerbates the frequency and severity of climatic extremes and variations The unusual rains began to fall in Shanxi on 3…

04 11 2021 | 14:53

Xi Jinping makes no major climate pledges in written Cop26 address

President of China, world’s worst emissions source, calls for more support for developing countries. China’s president, Xi Jinping, has called on developed countries to “provide support to help…

03 11 2021 | 14:36

China says fund for poorest countries 'biggest obstacle' in climate talks

BEIJING: Establishing a fund to help poor countries tackle climate change will be "the biggest obstacle" during United Nations talks to try to curb global warming that begin in Glasgow on Oct 31, a…

30 10 2021 | 09:44

China, India and Brazil must set out their plans to cut emissions

An insider says keeping temperatures within 1.5C above pre-industrial levels rests with big developing countries in G20

27 10 2021 | 14:36

China pledges 80% fossil fuel reduction use by 2060

China is targeting a clean energy goal of reducing fossil fuel use to below 20% by 2060, according to an official plan published by state media. The cabinet document, released on Sunday, follows a…

22 10 2021 | 09:59

Hong Kong to invest about 30.8 bln USD on climate change mitigation in next 15 to 20 years

HONG KONG, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has announced it will invest about 240 billion Hong Kong dollars (about 30.8 billion U.S. dollars)…

22 10 2021 | 09:54

Government announces Hong Kong's Climate Action Plan 2050

The Government today (October 8) announced Hong Kong's Climate Action Plan 2050, setting out the vision of "Zero-carbon Emissions‧Liveable City‧Sustainable Development", and outlining the strategies…

17 10 2021 | 09:16

Why China's climate policy matters to us all

China's carbon emissions are vast and growing, dwarfing those of other countries. Experts agree that without big reductions in China's emissions, the world cannot win the fight against climate…

16 10 2021 | 13:01

China launches first 100-gigawatt desert renewables phase

China has started building work on the first 100GW phase of a solar and wind buildout that is likely to see hundreds of gigawatts deployed in the country’s desert regions. Speaking via video link at…

16 10 2021 | 11:47

China’s wildlife food ban is vital for public health and threatened species – our research reveals what must happen next

World leaders are attending an online summit to discuss the future of life on Earth. With one million species threatened with extinction this century, the UN biodiversity conference, known as COP15,…

12 10 2021 | 12:06

China’s energy crisis shows just how hard it will be to reach net zero

As the world prepares to discuss more aggressive cuts to carbon emissions at the UN’s COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, China has just sent out the worst possible advance signal. It is going to…

11 10 2021 | 14:10

China power cuts: Coal miners ordered to boost output, say reports.

Beijing has reportedly ordered China's coal mines to boost output as an energy shortage across the country has seen millions of homes and businesses hit by power cuts in recent weeks. Three major…

01 10 2021 | 12:59

Waste from one bitcoin transaction ‘like binning two iPhones’

Study highlights vast churn in computer hardware that the cryptocurrency incentivises. A single bitcoin transaction generates the same amount of electronic waste as throwing two iPhones in the bin,…

01 10 2021 | 12:39

China’s end to overseas coal finance could free-up $130 billion for clean energy investments

China’s end to overseas coal finance could free-up $130 billion for clean energy investments   The move will shrink global coal demand growth by 1,100 million tonnes and prevent 8,000 million tonnes…

01 10 2021 | 12:15

China will no longer build overseas coal power plants – what energy projects will it invest in instead?

Chinese President Xi Jinping recently announced at the UN General Assembly that China “will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad”.

24 09 2021 | 15:23

China foreign coal financing halt could scratch $50 billion investment

China’s pledge to stop building coal-fired power plants overseas could cull $50 billion of investment as it slashes future carbon emissions, analysts said, although Beijing’s own domestic coal…