Read China is on track to beat its peak-emissions pledge
China's pledge, submitted as part of the international 2015 Paris Agreement, was to ensure its emissions peaked and stabilized before the end of the deal’s window in 2030. This is no small feat considering that the country's emissions had more than doubled in the last 10 years or so. ... As of 2015, some slowing economic growth and government directives were already combining to mark a shift in China's emissions trend. Some studies have found that China may, in fact, be very close to peak emissions already thanks to transitions toward cleaner industries and renewable energy.