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A truck travelling along the G30 Lianhuo expressway with part of the Daheyan wind farm in the background in Xinjiang, China. Credit: Paul Springett D / Alamy Stock Photo

Explainer: Why China’s provinces are so important for action on climate change

Since China’s president Xi Jinping announced that China would peak carbon emissions “before 2030” and achieve carbon neutrality “before 2060... Read More

China Policy | Oct 10. 2022.
New and under construction apartment blocks in Taiyuan, Shanxi, China. Credit: David Lyons / Alamy Stock Photo.

Analysis: China’s CO2 emissions fall by record 8% in second quarter of 2022

China’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell by a record 8% in the second quarter of 2022, a 230m tonne (MtCO2) reduction that is the largest in at ... Read More

China Policy | Sep 1. 2022.
Farmer grazing their sheep in a wind farm in Hebei province, China

Guest post: Will China’s new renewable energy plan lead to an early emissions peak?

China released its 14th five-year plan (FYP) for renewable energy on 1 June, outlining the country’s renewable energy roadmap for the five years 20... Read More

Guest posts | Jul 7. 2022.
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Guest post: China’s wind and solar potential is ‘nine times’ that needed for carbon neutrality

In September 2020, China pledged to peak its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030 and achieve “carbon neutrality” by 2060. In a new study, p... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 20. 2022.
Dr Jonathan Pershing is the programme director of environment at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in the US

The Carbon Brief Interview: Dr Jonathan Pershing

Dr Jonathan Pershing is the programme director of environment at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in the US. He had led the programme from 20... Read More

Interviews | Jun 13. 2022.
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China Briefing, 1 June 2022: ‘Longest sustained’ emissions drop; Xie’s Europe trip; Road transport emissions

Welcome to Carbon Brief’s China digest.  We handpick and explain the most important climate and energy stories from China. This is an on... Read More

China Policy | Jun 1. 2022.
A block of half-built flats is left abandoned in Shanghai

Analysis: China's CO2 emissions see longest sustained drop in a decade

China's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell by an estimated 1.4% in the first three months of 2022, making it the third quarter in a row of falling e... Read More

China Policy | May 30. 2022.
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China Briefing, 19 May 2022: China to ‘significantly overachieve’ 2030 targets; Sea levels ‘highest on record’; Power cuts ‘must not occur’

Welcome to Carbon Brief’s China digest.  We handpick and explain the most important climate and energy stories from China. This is an on... Read More

China Policy | May 19. 2022.
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China Briefing, 5 May 2022: ‘Gigantic’ wind and solar bases; Coal capacity ‘surge’; Loans for ‘clean’ coal

Welcome to Carbon Brief’s China digest.  We handpick and explain the most important climate and energy stories from China. This is an on... Read More

China Policy | May 5. 2022.
Aerial view of newly installed solar panels in Ulanqab in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in northern China

Analysis: What do China's gigantic wind and solar bases mean for its climate goals?

China is set to add at least 570 gigawatts (GW) of wind and solar power in the 14th five-year plan (FYP) period (2021–25), more than doubling its i... Read More

China Policy | May 3. 2022.
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China Briefing, 21 April 2022: ‘Unified national energy market’; Guidelines for petrochemical; Energy storage analysis

Welcome to Carbon Brief’s China digest.  We handpick and explain the most important climate and energy stories from China. This is an on... Read More

China Policy | Apr 21. 2022.
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