How will Shanghai achieve its goal of peaking carbon emissions by 2030?
Heat waves, droughts, floods, wildfires.
We witnessed increasing climate-related extremes across the globe in 2022.
These natural events are not directly caused by global warming but yet are aggravated by it.
The general consensus points toward slowing the global warming trend by reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions.
As China's largest economy with a population of over 24 million, Shanghai expects its carbon emissions to peak by 2030. Meanwhile, carbon emissions per unit of the city's GDP will drop by 70% compared to 2005.
How will Shanghai achieve this goal? Let's explain.