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China to emphasize CO2 in environmental-impact reports

New projects targeted as country aims for net-zero carbon emissions by 2060

China's environment ministry says assessments of new construction projects must factor in the amount of planet-warming carbon dioxide they will emit once completed.   © Reuters

China will start considering carbon emissions as part of environmental impact assessments, as the world's largest greenhouse gas producer aims to reconcile development with ambitious climate goals.

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