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China's steelmakers get 5 more years to reach peak carbon output

Industry riding high but bracing for tighter pollution targets

China's steel sector emits about 1.8 billion tons of carbon each year, about 15% of the national total, making it China's second-largest emitter.   © Reuters

China has scrapped an ambitious push for its steel industry to reach maximum carbon emissions by 2025, pushing the deadline back five years in final guidelines published this week.

The steel sector, the country's second-largest industrial carbon emitter, will now have until 2030 to reach peak emissions, in line with China's broader national target.

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