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China's Xi says country's low carbon push must bring energy, food security

The country is the world's biggest source of climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions and is under pressure to take more drastic action.

Chinese President Xi Jinping
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Chinese President Xi Jinping

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China's ambitious low-carbon goals should not come at the expense of energy and food security or the "normal life" of ordinary people, President Xi Jinping said, signalling a more cautious approach to climate change as the economy slows.

China, the world's biggest source of climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions, has been under pressure to "enhance ambition" and take more drastic action to tackle global warming. But amid mounting economic challenges, China is worried about the risk to jobs and growth, especially as it prepares to hold a key Communist Party conclave that is expected to extend Xi's rule.

Xi told senior

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First Published: Jan 26 2022 | 10:22 AM IST

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