China Working to Fight Pollution

China is working to make progress in the fight against pollution and the results are starting to show that there is some improvement. China has made recent efforts to control its coal consumption and development and has implemented a goal to reduce its carbon emissions per unit of GDP by 2020.

The Chinese government has implemented carbon-trading markets in seven cities and provinces (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Shenzhen, Hubei and Guangdong) as an experiment in using market-based methods to tackle emissions problems. Five of the markets have been operating a cap-and-trade since last year. Beijing is also considering the imposition of a carbon tax, another major market-based carbon control instrument.

Many cement factories and power plants have been closed recently, and Beijing has seen a drive to plant trees and other green efforts.

While there is still much work to be done, China is making strides in addressing environmental issues and making positive changes.

314_600_d2

Green Energy: Wind

Back to China News >

China in the News Archive >

News

  • 02/23/2015 China’s Silk Road – by Water...Read More
  • 02/23/2015 Shangri-La Unveils Luxury Property in Historic Nanchang City...Read More
  • 02/23/2015 Forbes: Chinese New Year Compared to American Thanksgiving...Read More
  • 02/23/2015 GX Airlines Launches in China...Read More
  • 02/16/2015 China’s 2014 Tourism Revenue Hits 551 Billion U.S. Dollars...Read More
  • 02/16/2015 China Properties Added to Exclusive Forbes Travel Guide 5-Star Hotel & Spa Lists...Read More
  • 02/16/2015 American Airlines to Operate New 787 Dreamliners to Beijing...Read More
  • 02/12/2015 Wuhan to Join Chinese Cities with 72-hour Visa-free Transit Policy...Read More
  • 02/12/2015 Palace Museum Announces New Exhibits + Limits Overcrowding...Read More
  • 02/12/2015 New York Times Lists Shanghai & Chengdu in “Places to Go in 2015”...Read More