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Climate Change

China can achieve carbon neutrality before 2060 goal: IEA

Report is latest effort to encourage Beijing's faster adoption of energy reforms

Wind turbines in China. The country is under pressure to expand its use of renewable energy and cut its dependence on coal.   © Reuters

BRUSSELS -- China's plan to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2060 can be accomplished at an earlier date if Beijing steps up the adoption of renewable power and cuts use of coal, the International Energy Agency said in a report released Wednesday.

"China has the means and capabilities to accomplish an even faster clean energy transition," IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol said in a news release.

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