May 23, 2018 / 9:36 AM / 3 months ago

China could meet emissions pledge ahead of schedule: climate envoy

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s top climate change envoy on Wednesday said China could meet its pledge to cap its carbon emissions by around 2030 ahead of schedule.

FILE PHOTO: China's climate change special representative Xie Zhenhua speaks at a news conference in Beijing, China, November 19, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Xie Zhenhua, who was China’s chief negotiator on the Paris climate agreement in late 2015, made the comments at a seminar on global climate governance and the Sino-American climate relationship in Beijing.

Reporting by Muyu Xu and Tom Daly; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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