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China’s complicated climate balance

China is reducing its greenhouse gas emissions too slowly. Despite massive expansion of renewable energies in the country, the People’s Republic is falling short of its climate protection targets to be able to make its contribution to limiting global warming by 1.5 degrees, according to the Climate Protection Index 2023, which was presented on Monday at the COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh. Among 59 countries surveyed (+ EU), China ranks only 51st.

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