China Reaches the Target of the12th Five-Year Plan in Carbon Dioxide Emission Reduction
At a recent press conference held by the Information Office of the State Council, Xie Zhenhua, representative of China’s climate change affairs, introduced the 2015 Report on China’s Policy and Countermeasures for Climate Changes. According to the Report, by 2014, China’s carbon dioxide emission per GDP unit dropped by 6.1% year-on-year, which equals a total decrease of 15.8% compared with 2010. Till now, China has reached the target of a 17% decline, as proposed in the 12th Five-Year Plan. During the 12th Five-Year period, through re-optimizing the energy structure, China’s non fossil energy accounted for 11.2% of the total energy consumption, 4.4 percentage points higher than that in 2005, which basically achieved the target of 11.4% as proposed by the Plan. Meanwhile, the forest stocks increased by 2.188 billion m3 compared with that of 2005; low-carbon pilot projects are ongoing in selected provinces, cities, parks, and communities in an orderly manner; and seven trial spots for carbon emission currently accept online transactions, witnessing higher ability in adapting to climate changes.