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China rejects global warming caps, aims to cut “carbon intensity”

China aims by 2020 to cut the amount of greenhouse gases it emits per unit of GDP by 40%, but will reject strict caps for decades, Reuters reported a copy of a national global warming assessment as saying.
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The cut in “carbon intensity” will be achieved through measures ranging from expanding forests to boosting renewable energy, the report said.

The report proposes an even more ambitious goal of an 80% cut in carbon intensity by 2050, from 2000 levels, but states that emissions per person are likely to top projected developed-nation levels before starting to fall.

If the target was made official, China would be the first major developing country to set long-term goals for braking rising emissions, as urged by the European Union and many other industrialised countries that are part of the Kyoto protocol.

China aims by 2020 to cut the amount of greenhouse gases it emits per unit of GDP by 40%, but will reject strict caps for decades

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