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China’s Inevitable Low-Carbon Future

China's leaders are increasingly recognizing that policies to reduce emissions align seamlessly with their goal of a “great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation,” as articulated by President Xi Jinping in 2012, and again at the United Nations this year. In fact, achieving the so-called China dream may well make a low-carbon future the most likely scenario.

BEIJING – At this year’s United Nations General Assembly, Chinese President Xi Jinping generated headlines with an announcement that China would become carbon neutral by 2060.