China is stepping forward on its path to building a low-carbon society.
The country’s State Council released a guideline to strengthen the development of a green and low-carbon circular economic development system, vowing to improve the utilization of renewable resources, including wind and photovoltaic power.
By 2025, China will see a rise in the scale of green industries, a continued drop in major pollutants and a slashed carbon emission intensity. According to the guideline, energy and resource utilization efficiency in key industries and for key products is expected to reach an internationally advanced level by 2035, and the goal to build a beautiful China will be achieved.
The document outlines key measures to meet the targets, including developing green and low-carbon production, consumption and circulation systems. China announced it will strive to peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.