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A screen displays the logo for ConocoPhillips on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Hope for carbon sinks

Leaders at international oil companies, who have to worry about carbon balance sheets when they take projects to market, have divested from Alberta’s oil sands over the last decade. These energy giants face pressure to publicly report on the emissions that cause climate change, and the oil sands extraction in Alberta is some of the most carbon-intensive oil production in the world since the oil is boiled out of bitumen sand.

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Smoke is discharged from chimneys at a coal-fired power plant in China's Jiangsu province.


How China fits into global climate change

Want to tackle climate change? If so you'll have to reach out to China, which is currently responsible for over a quarter of global carbon dioxide emissions. Beijing will certainly take your call, as climate is a huge priority for President Xi Jinping.

Xi has promised that China will go "net zero" — meaning its carbon emissions will be offset by equal amounts of either natural or tech-driven carbon capture — by 2060. Is a decade later than most of the top 10 polluting countries fast enough for the rest of the world? It is for the Chinese, who want to help but have their own ideas about how.

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