Paris Climate Conference: China

Issue Brief
December 21, 2015

China has committed to reducing its carbon intensity 60 to 65 percent from the 2005 level, peaking emissions around 2030, increasing non-fossil energy to 20 percent of the energy mix, and increasing forested land. These goals will help China tackle its air pollution challenges. Progress is already being made, as China has placed more restrictions on coal use, and it already has the largest wind and solar energy markets in the world. China’s strong climate pledge puts the country’s future growth on a low-carbon pathway.