Climate change: China does ‘not need UK actions to encourage’ it to be more ambitious in tackling crisis | Climate News


China’s special envoy on climate has told Sky News that his nation does “not need the actions taken by the UK to encourage” Beijing to be more ambitious in tackling climate change.

As the world’s largest polluter, China has pledged to get to peak carbon emissions before 2030, and to reach net zero by 2060.

Sky News asked China’s special envoy on climate, Xie Zhenhua, whether the UK’s new wide-ranging net zero strategy might prompt the Chinese government to commit to a specific earlier target date for both.

China’s special envoy on climate Xie Zhenhua
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China’s special envoy on climate, Xie Zhenhua

Speaking at a news conference in Beijing, he said: “We do not need the actions taken by the UK to encourage us.

“Besides that, China also set up a very clear roadmap together with clear timeframe policy measures and actual visible actions to support its double targets.

“All these actions are well designed and visible to ensure we can achieve our goals…



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