Cautious climate optimism as China ditches GDP target for 2020

Published 05:07 on May 22, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:15 on May 23, 2020  /  China  /  No Comments

China looks unlikely to launch a carbon-intensive spending spree to recover from COVID-19 after the government on Friday said it has decided to not set a GDP growth target for this year, though continued support for “clean” coal and infrastructure projects means the country's carbon emissions will likely rebound, according to observers.

China looks unlikely to launch a carbon-intensive spending spree to recover from COVID-19 after the government on Friday said it has decided to not set a GDP growth target for this year, though continued support for “clean” coal and infrastructure projects means the country’s carbon emissions will likely rebound, according to observers.

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