On the eve of a climate summit in Glasgow, the spotlight will be on China, the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world.

The conferences will start on October 31.

In a Times of Israel blog entry Fabien Baussart commented that domestic coal production had nearly tripled since 2001, due to the country’s plans to become carbon neutral by the year 2060.

A comparison between China and the U.S. and Europe has seen the amount of coal produced by the U.S. and Europe roughly halve during this period.

More than half of the world’s 7.7 billion tonnes of coal produced in 2020 was China, eclipsing the contributions of the world’s nearest largest producers (“World’s biggest coal producers”).

Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping is a Chinese politician who has been serving as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman of the Central Military Commission since 2012, (wikipedia)

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