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Beijing battles contradictions to meet climate goals

Beijing's draft five-year development plan set lower than anticipated targets to reduce carbon intensity. PHOTO: AFP
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BEIJING - China's ambitious plans to curb climate change appear to still be haunted by economic realities, as contradictions in development plans released last week show.

Beijing's draft five-year development plan unveiled last Friday (March 5) set lower-than-anticipated targets to reduce carbon intensity and boost its proportion of non-fossil fuel energy.

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