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China to limit public institution emissions to 400m tons by 2025

This undated file photo shows a wind power plant in Zhangjiakou, North China's Hebei province. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

BEIJING – China aims to limit public institutions' total carbon dioxide emissions to 400 million tonnes by 2025, the National Government Offices Administration said Friday.

In 2020, there were about 1.586 million public institutions across China, said a work plan on energy and resources conservation among public institutions during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025).

In 2020, there were about 1.586 million public institutions across China, said a work plan on energy and resources conservation among public institutions during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025)

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By 2025, the total energy consumption of public institutions will be kept within 189 million tonnes of standard coal, and total water consumption will be kept within 12.4 billion cubic meters, according to the plan.

In 2020, China's public institutions consumed energy equivalent to the burning of 164 million tonnes of standard coal and used about 10.7 billion cubic meters of water.

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Over the next five years, the administration will initiate 10 programs aiming at reducing the carbon dioxide emissions of public organizations, including promoting the use of renewable energy, water preservation and protection, household-waste sorting, and activities to eliminate food waste.