Limit is expected to form cornerstone of five-year plan to curb surging greenhouse gas emissions
China is the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, making up a quarter of the global total. Experts say setting an energy limit would add certainty to the country’s attempts to rein in emissions and should make it easier for emissions trading schemes to get off the ground.
The cap has been anticipated for some time but is now thought likely to emerge in the low-carbon plan understood to have been broadly approved by a panel set up by the state council, China’s cabinet, and chaired by the premier, Wen Jiabao. It should be formally passed later this year.
Why is China doing more to protect the environment and curb CO2 emissions than Canada? The doubt mongers here had better find a different “whipping boy”. How about far-right extremists?