May 23, 2018 / 9:36 AM / 7 months ago

China could meet emissions pledge ahead of schedule: climate envoy

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

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.

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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