"China's Carbon Neutral Pledge Could Curb Global Warming by 0.3°C"

"BRUSSELS - President Xi Jinping’s pledge that China will achieve carbon neutrality before 2060 is the most significant climate policy move for years and, if achieved, could curb likely global warming by 0.2-0.3 Celsius this century, researchers said.

Xi’s surprise announcement at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday is the first time the world’s biggest emitter of carbon dioxide has committed to ending its net contribution to climate change.

If delivered, the pledge would bring about the biggest reduction in projected global warming of any climate commitment made to date, according to research consortium Climate Action Tracker (CAT)."

Kate Abnett reports for Reuters September 23, 2020.


"China Pledge And Biden Win Could Move Climate Goals Into View, Scientists Say" (Thomson Reuters Foundation)

"China’s Pledge to Be Carbon Neutral by 2060: What It Means" (New York Times)

"U.S., Chinese Diplomats Signal Tricky Road Ahead For Climate Diplomacy" (Reuters)

Source: Reuters, 09/24/2020