How China, Japan and South Korea can make their carbon neutral goals a reality – and drive change worldwide

The East Asian powers are moving on climate change. In recent months, South Korea has launched a Green New Deal and committed to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Japan has also pledged net-zero emissions by 2050. In September, Chinese President Xi Jinping surprised the United Nations General Assembly by committing to achieving carbon neutrality before 2060. With these countries responsible for one-third of global emissions, East Asia’s growing ambition is the biggest international…