China makes modest improvements in updated climate commitments to UN

China's latest nationally determined contribution formalises pledges that Chinese President Xi Jinping had made last September on carbon emissions. PHOTO: REUTERS
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BEIJING - In a disappointment to climate experts, China made only modest improvements to its previous pledges in its updated climate commitments submitted to the United Nations on Thursday (Oct 28).

The experts were expecting China, the world's largest greenhouse gas polluter, to demonstrate greater ambition ahead of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow next week.

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