China's Air Pollution

Officials target China's air pollution with fines, stepped-up enforcement

Date of Release: 
Aug 15 2015

Outdoor air pollution contributes to the deaths of about 4,400 people per day in China, according to a recent scientific paper.

The paper once again raised concerns about China’s air pollution, as the government, gradually getting ready for the 2022 Winter Olympics, has steadily increased their efforts to combat pollution.

In November 2014, the world’s biggest emitter of carbon reached a key climate change deal with Washington to cap its emissions by 2030 through increasing its use of renewable, zero-emission energy sources to 20 percent of its total energy budget.

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