Niklas Höhne discussed China’s new climate target on Radio Bayern 2. The announcement from the biggest emitters, China and the United States, to set more ambitious targets one year ahead of the 2015 Paris Climate Summit was a very important political development. It began to close the gap between their previous pledges and the emissions limits needed to hold global warming below 2°C. It was clear however that both could significantly improve over these new pledges.
More detailed analysis of China’s and the US’ announced climate change targets are available from the Climate Action Tracker update.