China's response to the air pollution shock

Sheehan, Peter; Cheng, Enjiang; English, Alex; Sun, Fanghong
May 2014
Nature Climate Change;May2014, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p306
Academic Journal
The article discusses the move of China's government to reshape its energy system, building on recent progress with renewables and on available supplies of gas, as a response to the air pollution crisis. It mentions that the country accounted two-thirds in the global carbon dioxide emissions from energy use, and its air pollution became a major economic and social issue. The country's Action Plan for Air Pollution Prevention and Control and its implications for climate change are discussed


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