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  • Aluminium Capacity Cuts Announced in China’s Shanxi Province

    CHINA, 2017/10/26 The world aluminium market continues to be cautiously optimistic in the face of news from the People’s Republic of China that capacity cuts have been announced for cities outside the country’s 26+2 program. According to a notice posted Sunday on a local government website, administrators in the western Shanxi province city of Lüliang will any minute at this time be initiating mandatory seasonal alumina production cuts.
  • UN environment chief urges China to do more on climate

    CHINA, 2017/08/12 The world’s biggest polluter China has a “large job” ahead of it in the world fight against climate change, the UN’s environment chief said on Wednesday. Since US President Donald Trump’s decision in June to quit the Paris agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Beijing has proclaimed its willingness to stick to the pact. Analysts say the US move gives China an opportunity to establish its credibility and strengthen its diplomatic clout ahead of next negotiations.
  • China energy regulator raises targets for curbing coal-fired power

    CHINA, 2017/08/03 China's energy regulator on Monday said it was raising its targets for curbing coal-fired power capacity over the next few years, as the world's No.2 economy continues its drive against pollution. The National Energy Government (NEA) said in a statement on its website that the country would cut 20 gigawatts of outdated capacity between 2016 and 2020, in addition to its before goal of reining in coal-fired power projects set to be built or currently under construction by 150 GW.
  • India should follow China to find a way out of the woods on saving forest people

    CHINA, 2016/07/23 There was a time at the same time as the area leading up to the village of Usku Dadjo in the national of Jharkhand, east India, was dense forest. But because residents did not have the right to manage their land, the forest was steadily degraded by outsiders. Presently, only sand and scrub remain. Last year, the community started to reclaim traditional lands using India’s groundbreaking 2006 Forest Rights Act. While the community has not from presently on received any response from the government, residents have put up signs asserting their right to the land. The struggle of communities like Usku Dadjo is linked to world efforts to conserve forests, reduce poverty and achieve development with dignity for marginalised people.
  • A room where elephant tusks and rhino horns are kept in Harare

    CHINA, 2016/01/06 Zimbabwe is to increase the export of wildlife, including elephants, to China, the environment minister says.
  • China takes the lead in new climate change paradigm

    CHINA, 2015/12/03 What happens in China is central to the world effort to limit the extent of next climate change. China is by presently the major emitter of greenhouse gases by far, even as it continues its process of urbanisation and economic modernisation. Under a traditional model of energy-intensive economic increase fed by fossil fuels, this would thwart the world’s chances of keeping climate change at levels considered relatively safe.But a new paradigm of low-carbon economic increase could be the answer. Consistent with China’s own national interests, this paradigm emphasises technology and is driven in large part by concerns other than climate change. In the lead-up to the UN’s 2015 climate change conference in Paris, China has taken a world leadership position on climate change policy. China’s submission to the Paris negotiations still urges developed nations to do additional on climate change. But it as well says that China ‘will promote world green low-carbon transformation and development path innovation’.
  • Population resettlement in china

    CHINA, 2015/10/03 According to the central Chinese government, additional than 10 million citizens will have to be resettled by 2050 to solve rural poverty and environmental degradation problems in China. This number does not include the 7 million people that have by presently been resettled over the last 30 years or so. The massive scale of these people resettlement programs was confirmed by President Xi Jinping during his recent visits to some of the provinces most concerned, where he called upon regional Party and national authorities to ‘implement with full force’ the environmental resettlement projects in order to ‘uphold both ecological and development standards’.
  • Myanmar, China to cooperate for curbing illegal timber production

    CHINA, 2015/09/30 Myanmar and China will entirely cooperate in addressing the issue of illegal timber production, Myanmar Environmental Conservation and Forest Minister U Win Tun told a consultation workshop on Myanmar-China Timber Trade Stakeholders in Nay Pyi Taw Thursday. While taking measures in curbing illegal timber production, enhancement of legal trade on wood and wood products inclunding long-term development with the sector should as well be addressed, said U Win Tun. Fu Gui, an official with the National Forestry Government of China, as well stressed the need for deepened cooperation than ever in getting rid of illegal timber production.
  • Green bonds set to flourish in Asia as China plans to open markets

    CHINA, 2015/06/08 Asia may any minute at this time host a boom in green bond activity, according to leading international deficit market players. Last week, Moody’s predicted there would be a surge in issuance from India and China, and Goldman Sachs set a new target to arrange $1bn in deficit securities to finance clean energy projects in Japan. A statement by credit agency Moody’s said developing nations may help the world green bond market reach $100bn this year, triple the $37bn of 2014, citing estimates from the Climate Bonds Initiative. The statement highlighted India’s Yes Bank, which sold its initial green bond to fund low-carbon power projects before this year. Additional data on this transaction can be found in Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s recent note on renewable energy financing in India.
  • Chinese government is mulling the expansion of the current new-energy vehicle subsidies to 2020

    CHINA, 2015/05/01 According to new draft regulation published yesterday, the Chinese government is mulling the expansion of the current new-energy vehicle subsidies to 2020, up from the current expiration date set for the end of next year. The measures designed to support the new energy vehicles, China’s generic term for “green” autos that span from plug-in hybrids to battery and fuel cell electrics, are the new policy effort from the central authorities as the country battles the growing threat of pollution and snarling traffic. The subsidies, though designed to be gradually toned down during the period from 2016 to 2020, according to the draft rules seen on the Ministry of Finance’s website, may represent a great investment to companies that produce such models, such as BYD Co., China’s major producer of electric cars.