China aims to cut CO2 emission on unit industrial value-added generated by an average of 21% by 2015 compared with 2010, according to the industrial sector action plan on combating climate change for 2012-2020, released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on January 9.

The plan sets down targets for cuts by specific industries as >18% on unit industrial value-added CO2 emission for steel, non-ferrous metal, petrochemical, construction material, and electronic information industries, by more than a 17% for the chemical industry, over 22% for machinery manufacture and over 20% for light manufacturing and the textile industries.

CO2 emission per unit of industrial value-added is targeted to drop 50% compared to 2005, according to the plan.

Source: China Metals e-mail