Overview of the 2021 Government Work Report with focus of energy

On 4 March 2021, the Fourth Session of the Thirteenth National People’s Congress was held in Beijing. Premier Li
Keqiang of the State Council read out the 2021 Government Work Report, clarifying the main goals of the 14th Five- Year Plan and the main tasks for 2021.8 During the 14th Five-Year Plan period, the government aims to implement the 2030 Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) targets and to promote high-quality economic development and high-level ecological environmental protection coordinately. Energy intensity (energy consumption/RMB 10,000 GDP) and carbon intensity (CO2/RMB 10,000 GDP) are to be reduced by 13.5% and 18% respectively (the 13th Five-Year Plan targets were -15% and -18% respectively), the forest coverage rate aims to reach 24.1%, and polluted weather should be basically eliminated.