China will reduce 60% of emissions produced in the power sector by 2020.
The cabinet made the announcement today as world leaders are in Paris at the COP21 climate conference.
It plans to upgrade coal-fuelled power plants to promote “extremely” low emissions and “world class” energy consumption standards across the nation.
China expects to save around 100 million tonnes of coal.
The country estimates it will reduce 180 million tonnes of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions generated from coal-fired stations in the next five years.
The plan needs to be approved by the Chinese Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress.