China's path to net zero provides opportunities

Responsible for one-third of emissions

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China’s pledge to achieve net zero by 2060 appears ambitious, but it is central to the country’s broader strategic interests and the pathway to realising its goal could provide new opportunities for investors.

When China's President Xi Jinping announced an ambitious set of decarbonisation goals to the UN General Assembly in 2020, some wondered what the real motives could be. China would aim for peak CO2 emissions by 2030, he stated, and for carbon neutrality by 2060. Today, the answer is becoming increasingly clear; with approximately one fifth of the world's population and a vast land mass, it is natural that China would take a long-term strategic interest in limiting climate change and its destabilising effects. Political tensions 'will see all Chinese stocks delist from the US' But Ch...

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