China Isn’t Even Close To Meeting Paris Climate Accord Goals

China’s goal to run on 15 percent non-fossil fuel based energy by 2020 is not enough for the world leader in greenhouse gas production to meet standards agreed to in the 2015 Paris Climate Accords, Reuters reports.

China needs to overhaul its energy mix evolution and aim to produce 26 percent of its energy from renewables and nuclear plants by 2020 to comply with the Paris pact, according to a joint study by China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC) and the Energy Research Institute of Academy of Macroeconomic Research.

“To ensure compliance with the Paris agreement, strong support to renewable energy deployment is needed on both the national and local levels,” CNREC deputy director general Wang Zhongying told Reuters.

The transition is tough, however, due to the country’s strong dependence on coal.

If China is able to revamp its transition from fossil fuel based energy to greener options, the possibility of the Earth warming two degrees Celsius remains likely.

A July study found that the chances of keeping warming under 2 degrees by meeting Paris Agreement objectives are only 5 percent, The Guardian reported at the time.

“I agree that staying below 2C and 1.5C are unlikely and very, very unlikely, respectively,” Texas A&M University climate scientist Andrew Dessler, who did not take part in the study, told The Guardian. “But this research gives a false sense of rigor. Tomorrow someone could invent a carbon-free energy source that everyone adopts.”

“More aggressive policies are urgently needed, but this study should not be taken as evidence that nothing can be done,” MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative’s John Sterman said at the time.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Some liberal written text books or enviromental themed books aimed at kids were telling them how China is a example for america becuase their farmers use foot pumps and they travel mostly by bicycle this it the truth the liberal idiots wont tel you the dragons the biggist poluter

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      David Lewis

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      I suspect these liberal idiots are so poorly informed that they don’t know the truth themselves.

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    David Lewis

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    No matter what side of this issue someone is on, if they have done a good job of following it, it is very obvious that China never would meet its obligations under the Paris Treaty. It is also quite obvious that they never planned to do so.

    I don’t know what calendar the author is using, but mine says that 2020 is two years and two months away. That is enough time to plan a nuclear plant but not build one. It is very little time to build massive renewable capability.

    The article was obviously written by a warmist who has bought into the AGW fraud. He quotes others who say there is very chance of keeping warming under two degrees by 2100. This web site has told of models more reliable than those used by the IPCC that predict the do nothing approach will keep us under two degrees.

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    Amber

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    As long as China keeps vacuuming up manufacturing and has a relatively stable population only a fool would think they are
    going to put emission reductions ahead of economic self interest .
    The real bounce to western economies will be from the laundered Chinese money driving up real estate as the rich park their cash
    squeaky clean into tax free properties . Governments have turned a blind eye while their palms are thoroughly greased .
    Hockey bags of cash going into casino’s to get washed and not a peep from anyone . What ever happened to the principle of a balanced immigration policy ?

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    Spurwing Plover

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    The Paris Accord is based upon Junk Science and politics nothing realy sceintific about and fake scientists like Bill Nye

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