By 2030 at the latest, China wants to reduce its emissions of climate gases, and a carbon-neutral economy by 2060. With the next two five-year plans, Beijing must define in concrete terms how it intends to achieve these goals. The 14th Five-Year Plan (5YP) for the years 2021-2025, which is now to be approved at the National People’s Congress (NPC), must drive the first pegs into place. The 15th plan will then have to get down to the nitty-gritty. In parallel with climate protection, China also wants to combat environmental pollution and improve nature and species conservation.
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