The Paris Agreement to address climate change could bring substantial public health benefits from reducing air pollution, by shifting away from polluting energy resources toward cleaner alternatives. Perhaps no nation will benefit more from greenhouse gas controls than China, where a large population are exposed to severe air pollution, and where coal dominates the energy landscape. Under the Paris Agreement, China has pledged for its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to peak around the year 2030. Since China's emissions growth led the world over the past two decades, this pledge is an important step toward slowing global climate change.
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