China's commitment to fighting climate change strong, important: WWF Int'l official

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-01 15:50:50|Editor: huaxia

China's ambitious target for carbon neutrality before 2060 is a game changer and could help fulfill the promise of the Paris Agreement, said a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International official. China aims to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060, a move expected to accelerate the world's transition to green and low-carbon development. "We need to have China with this strong announcement. It is good to have China talking with the EU (European Union) and Canada trying to move this agenda forward," Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, leader of WWF global climate and energy practice, told Xinhua in a recent interview. Pulgar-Vidal, former Peruvian environment minister, said China's commitment sends a strong message and could fill the void that the United States is leaving by withdrawing from the 2015 Paris Agreement, the landmark deal to cut emissions of planet-warming gases.