This is China team from SAYUL Korea Club.
This month, our team have discussed about Paris Climate Change Agreement and
China's policy implementation after that. We would like to share what we have
Q. What is Paris Climate Agreement?
It is the global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It was adopted at
the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) that was held in Paris on December
12th, 2015. Some main goals of this agreement are limiting the increase of global
average temperature lower than 2℃, cultivating climate resilience, and etc.
Q. What are China's policy implementation on the Paris Agreement?
1) Carbon peak, Carbon neutrality policy : announcement of an activity plan to
actualize carbon peak by 2030, optimization of industry and energy structure, and
2) Operating the national CERs exchange & Regulating carbon emission regulations
locally : CERs exchange stands for Certificated Emissions Reduction, and it is the
right to emit greenhouse gas within the allocation range.
3) 1+N Policy : It is a system to promote "The peak of carbon emissions by 2030"
& "The goal of carbon neutrality by 2060"
Q. What are the positive aspects of China's carbon policy implementation?
Since 2021, China has announced national goals and action plans for carbon
policy. It is performing policy duty in many fields as a participant in the Paris
Q. What are the negative aspects of China's carbon policy implementation?
After the Paris Climate Agreement, various plans have been published to cope with
climate change, but there are not clear achievements.
We have found out that China has established various plans to reduce carbon
emissions since the Paris Agreement. It is operating the national CERs exchange,
regulating carbon emission regulations by province, enforcing '1+N' policy, and
etc. However, there are not clear achievements to be followed by these plans. It
seems like China should start taking actions to actualize Paris Climate Agreement.
Thank you for reading :)