China Takes 'Ambitious Steps' For Climate Change
GÖRÜNTÜ DÖKÜMÜ: - Tasneem Essop ile röportaj China takes 'ambitious steps' for climate change- China's needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to address country's pollution problem, WWF official saysChina has taken ambitious steps in recent years for climate change, according to the head of Low Carbon.
GÖRÜNTÜ DÖKÜMÜ: - Tasneem Essop ile röportaj China takes 'ambitious steps' for climate change- China's needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to address country's pollution problem, WWF official saysChina has taken ambitious steps in recent years for climate change, according to the head of Low Carbon Frameworks Global Climate & Energy Initiative of the World Wide Fund for Nature.Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Tasneem Essop said, "I think the challenge for China is that they are taking care of a very big population and there are huge development issues in the country, but China has also taken very ambitious steps for climate change."China, the world's biggest energy consumer, generated more electricity from non-fossil resources in the first half of 2015 in a bid to combat climate change by using more green energy, according to State news agency Xinhua.The country's generated power from non-fossil energy increased 16 percent year on year in the first half of 2015.In the first half of the year, hydropower generation increased by 13.3 percent compared to a year earlier, while nuclear power rose 34.8 percent, and wind power jumped 16 percent year on year, according to Liu Qi, vice chief of the National Energy Administration.China's reliance on coal is a contributing factor to its pollution problems, which has considerable implications on the health of its people.Essop explained that China is one of the largest countries to invest in renewable energy. "[Renewable energy] is very important for domestic health issues because of the pollution in the country. They have to deal with emissions because of the impact of it [pollution] on the population," she said.Pointing out that one of the most important environmental issues in the world is to cut down fossil fuels, Essop said, "We need to phase out fossil fuels completely by 2050 and produce and shift investments into renewable energy."In order to cut down the use of fuel and carbon emissions, she advocated the use of public transportation instead of private cars."Our politicians and businesses recognize that this is not difficult to implement. We can find a very affordable solution," she added.