Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

China’s new Urban and Rural Development Carbon-Peaking Plan contributes to energy-efficiency improvements and measures to curb emissions of non-CO2 greenhouse gases

June 30, 2022

30 June 2022—China Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and National Development and Reform Commission jointly released the Implementation Plan for Carbon Peaking in Urban and Rural Development (hereinafter referred to as “the Plan”). The Plan guides China’s measures to peak carbon emissions before 2030, including actions to reduce the emissions of non-CO2 greenhouse gases, including methane.

In general, the Plan lays out the overall targets for achieving urban and rural-development carbon peaking, including:
  • Significantly improving building energy efficiency and increasing waste resource utilization by 2030;
  • Reaching “international advanced levels” of energy efficiency and resource utilization by 2030; and
  • Achieving comprehensive green and low-carbon transition in urban and rural development by 2060.

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