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At COP 20 in Lima, tracing a path to cap greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions from coal and oil in China

Posted December 12, 2014 by Alvin Lin in Curbing Pollution, Greening China, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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WRI President Andrew Steer, Vice President Al Gore, Minister Xie Zhenhua, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner and Vanke Chairman Wang Shi at the opening of the Making the Future of Cities Green event at the China Pavilion. Photo by author....continued

Three Key Questions About China's Climate Commitments

Posted December 8, 2014 by Barbara Finamore in Greening China, Solving Global Warming

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China’s announcement that it will cap its carbon pollution by 2030 – earlier if possible­­­­­ – and increase the share of non-fossil fuel in its primary energy mix to 20% by the same year, represents a major departure from China’s...continued

Climate Meeting in Lima: Setting Key Direction for New International Climate Agreement in Paris

Posted December 1, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Greening China, Solving Global Warming

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In December 2015 at a high-level meeting in Paris, countries are to agree on a new international climate agreement that will require much deeper action by all countries. For the next two weeks, countries are beginning another round of climate...continued

Another Major Climate Breakthrough: China Will Cap its Coal Consumption by 2020

Posted November 21, 2014 by Barbara Finamore in Greening China, Solving Global Warming

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Hard on the heels of last week’s historic US-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change, in which China pledged for the first time to cap its CO2 emission by 2030, China’s State Council has just announced a new energy strategy action...continued

China and US Make Important Commitment to Deep Climate Targets

Posted November 13, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Greening China, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Chinese President Xi and President Obama just made a huge announcement. They committed to even deeper cuts in their climate pollution than many expected was achievable just a few short years ago. They specified targets that clearly signal that both...continued

Historic Announcement Shows US and China Are Serious about Fighting Climate Change

Posted November 12, 2014 by Frances Beinecke in Greening China, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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President Obama and President Xi Jinping have announced ambitious new plans to reduce climate change pollution. This marks a turning point in the fight against global warming. The world’s two largest emitters of carbon pollution have come together to set...continued

China & US Making Progress on Climate Change, Now It's Time for More

Posted November 7, 2014 by Frances Beinecke in Greening China, Solving Global Warming

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When President Obama travels to China to talk with President Xi Jinping, climate change is certain to be on the agenda. Both nations top the ranks of climate change polluters, and both nations are grappling with the consequences. California is...continued

China Evolving to Coal Consumption Peak & Strong Climate Commitments

Posted November 5, 2014 by Jake Schmidt in Greening China, Solving Global Warming

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Working on international climate change issues over the years I’ve seen the debate shift profoundly in several ways. One of the key shifts is the perception that countries like China aren’t doing anything on climate change – a relic of...continued

A New Flank in China's War on Pollution? Controlling Emissions from Ports and Shipping

Posted October 28, 2014 by Barbara Finamore in Curbing Pollution, Greening China

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As President Obama and other Asia-Pacific leaders gather in Beijing for the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit, climate change and air pollution will undoubtedly be on the agenda. This summit therefore provides an important opportunity for these leaders to address...continued

Proven Pathways to Clean up China's Ports, a Major Source of China's Air Pollution Problem

Posted October 28, 2014 by David Pettit in Curbing Pollution, Greening China, Health and the Environment

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For twelve years, NRDC has been working with the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to clean up the pollution that comes from ships, trucks and trains that serve those ports.  As a result, diesel particulate pollution in the...continued

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