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China Sees Cement Pollution Beating Target With Peak Before 2023

A massive slump in China’s real estate sector has already led to a drop in pollution from the building materials industry.

A massive slump in China’s real estate sector has already led to a drop in pollution from the building materials industry.

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China plans to reach maximum emissions from its carbon-intensive cement industry before 2023, several years ahead of its national target.

The country’s building materials industry as a whole will reach peak emissions by 2025, state-owned China Environment News reported, citing implementation opinions on the sector’s 14th five-year plan. Both dates are well ahead of the national target for pollution to peak before 2030.