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HOW TO COMBAT
Extend the “Blue Sky” plan
Stop the “Greedy Few”
China emits more greenhouse gases than any other country in the world. It emits more than both the US and Europe combined. Such a dramatic level of air pollution is killing 1 million people and costing the Chinese economy $39 bln a year. When will this stop?
What is more shocking is China has distributed or pledged to support $36 billion for highly pollutant coal power plants across 23 countries. Further to this, since 2001, the country has also already built, invested and financed 274.2GW of coal-fired power projects. This is not the way to produce energy.
Such investments are used to produce and export millions of tons of dirty and harmful iron and aluminium. The export of primary aluminium, semis and finished products from China have exceeded 10 mln tons in 2019 (15% growth vs 2017) and of this, only 16% of the Chinese primary aluminium is produced with renewable or clean sources of energy. This is not helping the global effort to make the world a greener place. It is only us and future generations which will suffer.
We encourage consumers in the US and Europe to stop buying these dirty metals from China and rather turn to low carbon products which are kind to the environment.
Vote for green production and sign the petition to stop China polluting our precious planet!