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Climate Change

China out front in global race to eliminate CO2 emissions

Asian giant, US, Europe and Japan need $82tn to make economies carbon neutral

The Dalat solar power plant in the city of Ordos in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia is shown on Dec. 7. (Photo by Yusuke Hinata)

TOKYO/GUANGZHOU -- The global race to decarbonize is underway. And China has already taken the lead.

The trend to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions will be the "fourth revolution" after ones in agriculture, industry and information, which all have turned the wheels of human history.

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