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China to limit carbon dioxide emissions to 400m in public institutions

China to limit carbon dioxide emissions to 400m public institutions

China aims to limit total carbon dioxide emissions from public institutions 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).

By 2025, the total energy consumption by 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, compared with the 164 million tonnes of standard coal, and 10.7 billion cubic meters of total water consumption in 2020.

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Based on the energy, water consumption and carbon emissions in 2020, the energy consumption per unit building area of ​​public institutions will be reduced by 5 percent, the comprehensive energy consumption per capita will be reduced by 6 percent, the water consumption per capita will be reduced by 6 percent, and the carbon emissions per unit building area will be reduced by 7 percent in 2025, according to the plan.

The plan also lists green and low-carbon transformation measures and related management systems, including optimizing energy consumption structure, garbage sorting, anti-food waste and big data support.

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