Confronting China’s Impact on Climate
China is the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter, with only 11 percent renewably-sourced energy. Fortunately, China is setting ambitious goals for tangible climate action. As a part of the Paris Agreement, China made visionary pledges that will lead global emissions reduction commitments, a necessity if we are going to protect people from the growing threats to their health, food, water and communities. As Hong Kong is part of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area sharing a lot of resources including water and electricity, the country’s actions can have a big effect on our environment and safety as well.
Everyone has a part to play in saving nature and tackling climate change, and NGOs can be an influential force for collective action. In China, TNC is focusing on strategies that will strengthen the country’s pathways for mitigating emissions: