China reveals targets for carbon emission for 2011

Xinhua, March 28, 2011

China on Monday unveiled its targets for carbon emission and energy intensity cuts in industrial production for 2011 as it looks to developing a greener economy.

China aims to reduce energy use and carbon emissions per unit of industrial value-added output by 4 percent this year, relative to 2010 levels, Zhou Changyi, director of energy conservation and comprehensive utilization department with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said at a conference in Nanjing, capital of eastern Jiangsu province.

Water use per unit of industrial value-added output will be slashed by 7 percent this year, he said.