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China leaping forward on carbon footprint - World Bank

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 01:17

June 19 - China has set very aggressive goals to cut its carbon footprint as well as short-lived climate pollutants, says World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.

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Think what China is saying now which which really is different. Is. You you know whatever you wanna call us. We feel an enormous sense of urgency to tackle this problem I mean there. Did the goals that they set for reducing their carbon footprint for reducing short lived climate pollutants. Are really really aggressive and you know and I'm sure you know that when the Chinese Government decides to do something. They move more quickly and more efficiently than just than any -- I've ever seen. And so I don't know that that they're designation is so important I mean I think that was part of an argument for awhile you know we're developing country we should be allowed to -- I don't think that's what they're saying now I think they're saying something really quite different. And in working with them. I know that they are really serious and we actually provide. Some assistance through the the program for market readiness on helping them develop their carbon market so. -- there there are serious and any country that I know in terms of reducing their there they're carbon output. But you know having said that still an issue that still building coal plants it's not. It's not going to be simple. But in terms of setting aggressive targets is really did it they've they've. Really surprised many of us.

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China leaping forward on carbon footprint - World Bank

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 01:17