Is China environmentally friendly? China is the leading emitter of greenhouse gasses, but has also become a major investor in green technologies. It is among the biggest producers of renewable energy. The country has sought to address not just air pollution and climate change, but also water and soil pollution.
Is China turning to green energy? China has ambitious goals in promoting renewable energy
Its 13th Five Year Plan for Electricity (2016-2020) aims to raise non-fossil fuel’s share of total electricity production from 35 to 39 percent by 2020. By 2030, one-fifth of the country’s electricity consumption is forecasted to come from non-fossil fuel sources.
Is China’s environment improving? In terms of air pollution, which was the most concerning environmental issues according to Chinese citizens, air quality has been improving, with around 87 percent of days having a good or above quality in 2020.
Will China be affected by global warming? Without adaptation, China will suffer the world’s biggest economic losses as a result of rising sea levels and the resulting floods, a modeling study cited in the report estimates. China’s food security will also be threatened, as a warming climate is expected to affect yields of wheat, maize, rice, and fish.