From Xinhaunet:

China will proactively introduce a set of new taxation policies designed to preserve the environment, including a tax on carbon dioxide emissions, according to a senior official with the Ministry of Finance (MOF).


China is among the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gas and has set goals for cutting emissions. The government has vowed to reduce carbon intensity, or the amount of carbon dioxide emitted per unit of economic output, by 40 to 45 percent by 2020 in comparison to 2005 levels.


Check out the rest of the article here.

Related:

• ‘China is getting serious about taming coal’ (Grist)

  1. urbanfarmsouth reblogged this from plantedcity
  2. mauricesmall reblogged this from plantedcity
  3. themovinglife reblogged this from plantedcity
  4. lalalaexistence reblogged this from plantedcity
  5. apositiveworld reblogged this from plantedcity
  6. odetoacatfish reblogged this from plantedcity and added:
    It’s about time.
  7. katla-fra-kanada reblogged this from plantedcity
  8. boothlaw reblogged this from plantedcity
  9. supercorn reblogged this from plantedcity
  10. comicsandfitness reblogged this from plantedcity and added:
    Well at least people can stop making the argument ‘What about all the other countries that produce more carbon…’.
  11. jarfullofgrasshoppers reblogged this from plantedcity
  12. terraconscience reblogged this from plantedcity
  13. plantedcity posted this