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Spotlight China, the largest emitter of the Glasgow Climate Summit

Tel Aviv [Israel], October 17 (ANI): The upcoming Glasgow Climate Summit will spotlight China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases. (GHG).

The 13-day meeting is scheduled to begin on October 31st.

Fabien Baussart, who wrote in The Times of Israel’s blog post, states that domestic coal production has nearly tripled since 2001, despite plans to be carbon-neutral by 2060.

Meanwhile, comparing China with the United States and Europe, the amount of coal produced in the United States and Europe has halved during this period, Bausert added.

China accounted for more than half of the 7.7 billion tonnes of coal produced worldwide in 2020, reducing the contribution of the next largest producer (“the world’s largest coal producer”).

In less than three weeks before the UN COP26 Summit in Glasgow (Scotland), countries are busy discussing what the world’s position should be in climate change negotiations.

Developed countries are trying to dilute the principle of equity by encouraging developing countries to announce their net zero emissions targets by 2050.

Prior to the COP26 meeting in Glasgow, Mr Bausert said there was real pressure on China, which is expected to raise its emission reduction targets.

China recently issued a grand statement not to fund overseas coal-fired power plants, but has not discussed its closure.

In fact, China made an announcement under international pressure as part of an updated package of national climate pledges submitted to the United Nations.

Beijing is the source of funding for the world’s largest coal-fired power plant, and China’s President Xi Jinping’s announcement will have widespread implications for coal-fired power plant expansion plans in countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam and South Africa. The Times of Israel reported.

This announcement makes it clear enough that existing projects will continue. More than 20 Chinese-funded coal-fired power plants are under construction in South Africa, Pakistan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Serbia and the United Arab Emirates, according to data from the Boston University Global Development Policy Center. The other 17 are in the planning stage.

In addition, China is one of the countries that will account for 30% of the carbon balance between 2020 and 2030, Bausert said.

Researchers said China has a long way to go before phasing out large amounts of coal in the country.

“China’s economy is still heavily dependent on coal,” said Ottomar Edenhofer, director of the Mercator Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change in Berlin. “Stopping coal finance abroad is an important step, but China has a long way to go before it completely phased out coal.” In addition, China’s most ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is significant. It poses an environmental risk. The European South Asian Research Foundation (EFSAS) reports that China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) poses significant environmental risks.

According to EFSAS, South Asia is one of the major regions that is likely to be severely hit by the negative environmental impact of climate change, The Times of Israel reports.

EFSAS said BRI, a development project for industrial growth, could further exacerbate environmental degradation.

Therefore, China’s role is very important for its commitment to climate change. China produces 28% of the world’s emissions, compared to 1% in other countries like the United Kingdom. According to some estimates, China is currently emitting more CO2 than all the rich countries combined, Mr. Bausert said. (ANI)

Spotlight China, the largest emitter of the Glasgow Climate Summit

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