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China’s green growth potential ‘could create 9.5m new jobs’ | guardian.co.uk

China can make a net gain of 9.5m jobs over the next five years if it phases out its dirtiest, energy intensive industries and replaces them with renewable technology and other “green” businesses, according to an influential advisory body.

The potential for green growth was flagged up in a report that highlights the “Jeckyl and Hyde” nature of the environmental situation in China, which can claim both the world’s biggest investment in new energy and the most dangerous levels of pollution. The report was released this week by the China Council of International Co-operation on Environment and Development, which is headed by Li Keqiang – widely tipped to become the next prime minister – and includes 200 domestic and overseas experts and leading figures in the United Nations and other world bodies.

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