Carbon emissions in China could peak two years earlier than planned as the economy slows and Beijing prioritizes renewable energy, according to a leading government think tank. China has pledged that CO2 will peak in 2030, a crucial inflection point on the road to net-zero emissions by 2060. But the world biggest energy consumer could actually see emissions top out at around 11 billion tons in 2028, Guo Jiaofeng, a senior advisor at the Development Research Center of the State Council, said in an online seminar on Wednesday. China is responsible for over a quarter of global emissions and its reluctance to set more ambitious targets , particularly around coal use, was a point of contention at the recent Glasgow climate talks . However, weaker economic growth could put the brakes on emissions, which fell in the third quarter . China’s GDP growth may slow to 5.5% next year […]