Nick Fetty | June 4, 2014
Just days after the EPA announced plans for a significant reduction in carbon emissions in the United States, a top government adviser in China said his country will follow suit, according to an article in The Guardian.
The adviser – He Jiankun – went on to say “What I said today was my personal view. The opinions expressed at the workshop were only meant for academic studies. What I said does not represent the Chinese government or any organization.”
In 2006, China surpassed the U.S. as the world’s largest producer of greenhouse gases. Tuesday marked the first time China would set a limit on carbon emissions although similar measures were implemented in 2009 and 2011.
China’s announcement came just ahead of the G7 summit in Brussels which began Wednesday.