Friday, February 26, 2021

Xi says China aiming for carbon neutrality in 40 years

Coronavirus has prompted China to fight against global warming.

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Tidak perlu surat polis rentas negeri hantar anak ke asrama

Ibu bapa hanya perlu menunjukkan surat yang dikeluarkan pihak sekolah semasa melalui sekatan jalan raya.

No police permit needed to cross borders for school

Parents only need to show letters issued by the schools at police roadblocks.

Kes baru Covid-19 jatuh bawah 2,000

12 lagi kematian dicatatkan.

New cases drop below 2,000 mark

12 more deaths reported.

MIC leader questions ‘fickle-minded’ Umno chiefs

MIC deputy president M Saravanan says the party will only decide based on discussions in Barisan Nasional.

Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country wants to become a world leader in stopping climate change.

“We aim to have carbon dioxide emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060,” he said, during his speech on Tuesday to the UN General Assembly.

His words are being seen by analysts as a significant step in the fight against global warming.

China is the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases as it relies heavily for its electricity on coal, one of the most carbon-intensive fossil fuels.

Xi said the coronavirus pandemic had shown the need to preserve the environment. “Humankind can no longer afford to ignore the repeated warnings of nature,” he said.

Greenpeace executive director Jennifer Morgan called it “an important signal” that showed climate change is “top of agenda for China”.

If so, the move will put significant pressure on the US to follow suit.

President Donald Trump has called global warming “a hoax”.

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