Country:China
Year:2015
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:International, National
Date Effective:2015
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
URL:http://www4.unfccc.int/ndcregistry/pages/Party.aspx?party=CHN
URL:http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/9485.php
URL:http://unfccc.int/focus/ndc_registry/items/9433.php
Description:

The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Paris in November and December 2015. 195 participating countries negotiated and adopted the Paris Agreement, which includes objectives to peak greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible, to limit the global average temperature increase above pre-industrial levels to well below 2°C, and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C.

The Paris Agreement, which entered into force on 4 November 2016, requires Parties to put forward their best efforts through “nationally determined contributions” (NDCs). These NDCs represent targets and actions for the post-2020 period. 

China's first NDC includes the following actions and objectives for 2030:

  • To achieve the peaking of carbon dioxide emissions around 2030 and making best efforts to peak early;
  • To lower carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP by 60% to 65% from the 2005 level;
  • To increase the share of non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption to around 20%; and
  • To increase the forest stock volume by around 4.5 billion cubic meters on the 2005 level.
Related policies:Copenhagen Accord pledge of China

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