China will not tighten its climate plans in the short term, despite Monday’s alarming report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. China’s foreign ministry proclaimed “full confidence in the implementation of China’s climate action,” news agency AFP reported Tuesday. In July, China missed a deadline to send updated 2030 mitigation plans to the United Nations. The People’s Republic plans to peak emissions before 2030 and achieve climate neutrality by 2060.
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