Premier Li: China to advance all-round green transition

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday, May 30, that the country will “advance all-round green transition” in its economic and social development and take the reduction of carbon emissions as a “strategic priority” moving forward.

Addressing the 2021 Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 Summit in Seoul via video link, Li reiterated China’s pledges to have carbon dioxide emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.

He said, “As the largest developing country in the world, China has opted for low-carbon and green growth as it strives to realize modernization by the middle of this century and deliver a better life for all its people.”

According to China’s 14th Five-Year Plan until 2025, the country aims to reduce energy consumption per unit of gross domestic product and CO2 emissions per unit of GDP by 13.5 percent and 18 percent, respectively, over the next five years.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.