China’s Carbon Intensity Falls 5 Percent, Premier Li Says

China’s carbon dioxide emissions per unit of gross domestic product fell 5 percent in the first half of this year, Premier Li Keqiang said.

Li made the comments at a meeting in Beijing yesterday with visiting Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne, China’s central government said in a statement on its website.

China, the world’s largest carbon emitter, is seeking to cut emissions per unit of GDP, also called carbon intensity, by 16 percent to 17 percent by the end of next year.

The nation has taken steps to reduce pollution by paring fossil fuel use, increasing renewable energy production and making transportation and industry more efficient.

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