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Beijing urges provinces to meet climate targets

On Thursday, China’s authorities urged provincial and regional governments to meet their climate targets on energy consumption and efficiency for 2021. In the first quarter, only 10 out of 30 regions and provinces met their targets to cut energy consumption or energy intensity – the amount of energy used per unit of economic growth – Reuters reported from a statement by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). According to the statement, the worst performers were Zhejiang, Yunnan and Guandong provinces and the Guangxi region.

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