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Climate Change

Xi advances climate goals as Trump absent from UN summit

Pakistan pledges no new coal on Paris Agreement anniversary

Chinese President Xi Jinping touted Beijing's "important contributions to adopting the Paris Agreement" at the United Nations Climate Ambition Summit on Dec. 12.

NEW YORK -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday announced new pledges as part of his country's goal to peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, speaking at the United Nations Climate Ambition Summit where his U.S. counterpart was absent.

China, the world's biggest emitter, would cut emissions per unit of GDP by 65% from 2005 levels and increase the share of non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption to around 25% by 2030, Xi said at the virtual conference, which marks the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement's adoption.

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