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China's green objectives for UN climate talks to cost US$6.6t

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China's coal consumption decreased for the first time in years in 2014, leading some to speculate that its emissions could reach their peak sooner than the government's commitment of "around 2030".

Washington

IT will cost China over US$6.6 trillion to meet the greenhouse gas reduction goals it will lay out later this month in its strategy for United Nations climate negotiations, the country's lead negotiator for the talks said on Tuesday.

Xie Zhenhua, special representative

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