China is not proposing any dramatic new targets to reduce climate-change emissions ahead of the U.N. climate change summit, expected to begin next week in Glasgow.

China, the world’s biggest emitter of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases caused by global warming, unveiled the targets on Thursday.

The long-awaited announcement summarized goals laid out earlier in President Xi Jinping’s speeches and domestic policy documents.

China claims to have peaked “before 2030.” in carbon dioxide emissions, which will primarily be generated by burning coal, oil, and natural gas, for transport, stream, and supply.

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