Part 2: Evaluating China’s Tree-Planting Activity

In partnership with Columbia University

Last updated: September 16, 2021

In September 2020, against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic and with the global economy still reeling, China pledged that it would achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. In this two-part series, researchers from the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs explore China's progress towards that goal along two vectors: "brown" and "green". Part 2 ("green") examines how tree cover has changed in two provinces as China conducts major tree-planting efforts.


Part I: Analyzing China’s Continued Expansion of Coal-Fired Power Capacity

In partnership with Columbia University

Last updated: June 29, 2021

In September 2020, against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic and with the global economy still reeling, China pledged that it would achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. In this two-part series, researchers from the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs explore China's progress towards that goal along two vectors: "brown" and "green". Part I ("brown") identifies 5 coal-fired power plants, approved in March 2020, and tracks their construction and continued development.