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Climate Change

Former US and UK climate officials push China for earlier emissions peak

Beijing 'needs to do more in the current decade,' as crisis worsens

A coal-burning power station on the outskirts of Beijing.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- China was pressed Tuesday by former U.S. and U.K. climate officials to make faster progress this decade on curbing greenhouse gases and accelerate its timeline for reaching peak carbon emissions, as the worsening crisis sparks a greater sense of urgency.

Xie Zhenhua, China's special envoy on climate change, heard the call while attending an online forum as the keynote speaker.

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