China’s water supply problems are well-known globally. However, the main problem facing China is how to distribute its water, rather than lack of water per se.
Although China’s ambitious targets for reducing carbon emissions and air pollution have received global attention and coverage, the country’s significant steps to reduce solid waste pollution have
China established its national emissions trading system (ETS) as a key component of the plan to meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement.
In tandem with China’s significant economic growth over the past three decades, coal emissions have soared, increasing from 446 million tonnes in 1990 to 2.6 billion tonnes in 2017.
China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection’s increased authority over climate change and pollution control issues indicates a greater enforcement role for central government.