Al Jazeera is reporting that the world’s largest polluter is moving forward with plans to expand its pollution-reduction operations in China, with the Chinese government now promising a $4.8 billion investment.
The Greenpeace report says that China has invested $2.2 billion in cleaner air and water since 2012, with another $1.5 billion in clean water projects.
These projects are aimed at tackling the pollution of its vast urban areas, and will allow the country to meet its international commitment to reduce carbon emissions.
China is one of the largest polluters in the world.
According to the World Bank, pollution is responsible for nearly half of the deaths in the developing world, with China being a large source.
The Chinese government has promised to clean these areas of all waste, and also to reduce air pollution.
The pollution that China is currently producing has a large impact on the lives of its people.
According the World Health Organization, about 20% of the world is exposed to air pollution each year.
In addition to its pollution, China also produces some of the most toxic materials, such as lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury, and its soil is one the most acidic in the planet.