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Emission Reduction Target Set for Nonferrous Metals
smm insight
Jan 14,2013

SHANGHAI, Jan. 14 (SMM) – Last week, the Ministry of Industry & Information Technology (MIIT) released the Measure Addressing Climate Change for Industrial Sector 2012-2013 jointly developed by the MIIT, the National Development & Reform Commission, the Ministry of Science Technology, and the Ministry, setting emission reduction target for China’s nonferrous metals industry.

According to the Measure, by 2015, the unit carbon dioxide emission for industrial output should be 21% lower than 2010. Specifically, unit carbon dioxide emission for industrial output in iron and steel, petrochemical, chemical, construction materials, machinery, and electronic information sectors should be down at least 18%, 18%, 18%, 17%, 18%, 22%, and 18%, respectively by 2015 compared with 2010. Emission of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, HFCs, perfluorocarbon, and sulfur hexafluoride, should be controlled effectively. Besides, a series of low-carbon industrial parks and enterprises will be established to help develop low-carbon technology and promote low-carbon products. Monitoring system should be established for measuring greenhouse gas emission at major energy consuming enterprises.

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