Every year, Future Earth, the Earth League, and the World Climate Research Programme collaborate on a report that summarizes the most important developments in climate science during the previous 12 months. This year’s report, entitled 10 New Insights In Climate Science 2020, was prepared by a consortium of 57 leading researchers from 21 countries.
China more than doubled its construction of new wind and solar power plants in 2020 from a year earlier, government data showed, reflecting Beijing’s pledge to cut fossil fuel dependence and bring carbon emissions to a peak within a decade.
Beijing’s plan to cut greenhouse gases could mean a global expansion of green industries following China’s climate lead.
A new study has shown global carbon dioxide emissions fell by 8.8 per cent in the first six months of this year, the biggest ever drop for a first half-year period, due to the effects of coronavirus-related restrictions.
Stimulus packages to kickstart pandemic-hit economies can either shape a low-carbon future or lock the world into a fossil fuel system. Which countries in Asia are leading the green transition?
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