emissions standards

Xi’s Climate Pledge Stuns World But Barriers Remain

Chinese leader Xi Jinping unexpectedly announced sweeping and potentially transformative, albeit vague, commitments to cut China’s carbon footprint last week. In an address before the United Nation’s General Assembly, Xi said,...

Carbon Cap Proposed, Trading Pilot Unveiled

China, whose 2011 per capita carbon emissions rose to match those of the EU, has proposed to enact a nationwide cap on carbon emissions by 2016. The Independent reports: The battle against global warming has received a...

China Tightens Fuel Economy Standards

Amid heightened environmental concerns and slowing car sales, China has introduced the latest in a series of incrementally stricter fuel economy regulations. But smaller domestic car manufacturers are likely to struggle to keep...

Tianjin by Numbers

For China Dialogue, Sam Geall gives a sum-up of the recent climate change negotiations in Tianjin: The United States and China, the world’s two largest greenhouse-gas polluters, traded blows. OK, not really: disputes were...

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