Premier Li Keqiang’s report on pollution, delivered at the opening of the National People’s Congress annual full session on Thursday, contained no new promises to curb pollution despite the viral spread of a documentary on the China’s smog problems this week, South China Morning Post reported. Li Yan, head of climate and energy at Greenpeace East Asia, said that though nothing new was mentioned in the plans and pledges to fight pollution, the central government had in fact adjusted the pollution and energy targets upward for this year. For more on China’s coal addiction and carbon emissions, see CER’s latest in-depth series.
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