In the wake of China's announcement that it would reach carbon neutrality by 2060, the Summary Policy Note presents the main findings of the discussions during the United Nations Policy Dialogue "Acting on COVID-posed challenges: Accelerating the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy".
This report discusses key challenges and opportunities in green development, along with practical policy recommendations with the aim of meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, to end poverty and protect our planet. It sets out why it is in China’s interest to help advance low-carbon development globally including along the Belt and Road and also offers concrete steps for how China can achieve its new pledge to peak emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.
This 11-page brief sketches out the latest development landscape of China.
It provides some key official statistics in three sections - economy, people and energy, which include GDP growth, sectors’ contribution to GDP growth, trade value, foreign currency reserves, budget deficit, government debt, inward and outbound investments, digital economy, gini coefficient, disposable incomes, human development index, internet penetration rate, unemployment rates, elderly population rates, energy compositions, energy balance, electricity consumption and key users, etc.