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State Council releases guideline to boost green, low-carbon economy

Updated: Feb 23, 2021 Xinhua Print
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BEIJING -- The State Council, China's cabinet, has released a guideline to accelerate the development of a green and low-carbon circular economic development system.

The guideline urges efforts to firmly implement the new development philosophy, boost efficiency in the use of resources, strengthen protection of the ecological environment, and effectively control greenhouse gas emissions.

By 2025, China will see a marked rise in the scale of green industries, a continued drop in major pollutants, and a slashed carbon emission intensity, according to the guideline.

By 2035, energy and resource utilization efficiency in key industries and for key products is expected to reach an internationally-advanced level, and the goal to build a beautiful China will be basically reached, says the guideline.

To meet the targets, the document outlines key measures, including the development of green and low-carbon production, consumption and circulation systems.

China has announced that it will strive to peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.

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