China 2060

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On 22nd September 2020 Chinese president Xi Jinping announced that China plans "to have CO
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emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060"[1]. Scenarios and policy recommendations for meeting the goal, published separately by two leading – and highly influential – Chinese climate research institutes[2].

Both scenarios come close to phasing out fossil fuels, with more than 85% of all energy and more than 90% of electricity coming from non-fossil sources – renewables and nuclear – by 2050.

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