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Hi, welcome to the Shuang Tan newsletter, written by me, Hongqiao Liu.
In this newsletter, I will be tracking China’s policies and actions toward achieving its climate pledges of peaking carbon emissions before 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality before 2060. Hence the name: “Shuang Tan” is shorthand for China’s “dual-carbon” goals (“双碳”, pinyin: Shuāng Tàn).
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