What impact for Coal Workers from China’s new 5-Year Plan?

China’s Official 5-Year Plan for 2016 – 2020  was released on March 5, and for the first time, China has set a limit on energy consumption, to 5 billion tons of standard coal equivalent.  Kate Gordon of the Paulson Institute considers the impact on coal workers  in “ The Fate of Industrial Workers in China’s Proposed Green(er) Economy” (March 22) . For a general overview of the Plan, see the World Resources Institute analysis ; or “China’s New Five-year Plan is out and it doesn’t Sacrifice the Environment for the Economy”   in Grist (March 18) .

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