IHS Chemical Week

EnviroTech :: Regulatory :: Regulatory: Climate Change

China Disappoints with Pledge to Cut Carbon Intensity, not Total Emissions

9:47 AM MDT | September 23, 2009 | Alex Scott

Chinese president Hu Jintao pledged at a United Nations (UN) climate summit, held yesterday in New York, that China would bolster its efforts to increase energy efficiency. However, Hu said only that China would curb its carbon emissions per unit of GDP by a "notable margin" by 2020 compared with 2005, and he did not provide a specific greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions-reduction target. China will undertake a “vigorous development” of renewable and nuclear energy as part of the program, he says.   Activities to curb China’s emissions...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.


Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you.

Not an IHS Chemical Week member yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • 31 issues of Chemical Week magazine in print or digital format
  • Critical daily news and analysis on chemweek.com
  • Free mobile edition 
  • 20+ years of online archives
  • Topical e-newsletters that capture the most impactful events
  • Special issues with a regional or company focus
  • Global Outlook issue

Subscribe now

100% Satisfaction Guarantee
If at any time you are not completely satisfied with IHS Chemical Week, simply notify us and we'll refund the balance of your paid subscription - no problem.

Learn more about group subscriptions and site licenses.


contact us | about us | customer care | privacy policy | sitemap | advertise

ihsCopyright © 2015 IHS, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa