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Climate conference – Xi announces sector plans

At the Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), which started yesterday, Xi Jinping only participated in the first meeting of Heads of State with a written statement. In it, Xi called on all nations to take “stronger action against the climate challenge.” Xi stressed the responsibility of developed countries to do more and provide greater support to developing countries. He also emphasized the relevance of innovation, science, and research to reduce emissions. He said China “rein in the irrational development of energy-intensive and high-emission projects,” and speed up the energy transition. Xi’s statements, however, did not name any new targets.

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