In the context of describing China’s commitment to reduce CO2 emission intensity by 40-45% by 2020 from the 2005 level, China President Xi declared:  [quote style="1"] The measure to lower energy consumption alone will help save 620 million tonnes of standard coal consumption in the next five years, which will be equivalent to a reduction of 1.5 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions.[/quote]

- Xi Jinping, President of China