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China reaffirms 2030 climate commitments

Reuters  |  Shanghai 

China's Premier Li Keqiang reaffirmed the government's commitment to achieve peak carbon emissions by "around 2030", the State Council said in a statement issued late on Friday. The statement contained no new commitments ahead of crucial climate talks scheduled to take place in Paris at the end of the year. Li, at a meeting of the State Council's National Leading Group on Climate Change, also said it would impose a "tough limit" on the expansion of heavily polluting and energy-intensive industries. China's coal consumption decreased for the first ...

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First Published: Sat, June 13 2015. 21:12 IST