What Does China’s New Five-Year Plan Mean for Climate Action?

China has officially unveiled its 13th Five-Year Plan, which will guide the country’s economic and social development from 2016 through 2020.

The plan lays out targets and measures to address several sustainability challenges—including climate change, air pollution, water, urbanization, transportation and more. The new plan’s high-level targets and policies will continue to strengthen China’s efforts to shift to a more sustainable model of growth and deliver on its climate commitments.

As energy is the largest source of carbon emissions, limiting energy consumption is an important component of China’s implementation of its Paris commitments.

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