China Announces Reduction Targets
to curb carbon pollution and improve energy efficiency as part of the
lead-up to next month's United Nations Climate Change Conference in
the world's greatest carbon emitter will cut carbon emissions "per unit
of gross domestic product" by 40 to 45 percent from 2005 levels by 2020.
and China's commitment to specific action on energy efficiency can
unlock two of the last doors to a comprehensive agreement," said Yvo de
Boer, head of the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat.
announced ambitious reduction targets for 2020 and after the
announcement that Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will take part in the
Copenhagen meeting to demonstrate China's commitment to climate action.