Being the world's largest consumer of coal also makes China the world's biggest emitter of carbon dioxide.
Its fast-growing economy and huge population make China central to global efforts to tackle climate change.
They are using the COP18 summit in Doha to look for different ways to reduce its burden.
Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley reports from the COP18 meeting in the Qatari capital.
Source: Al Jazeera