Other big companies should emulate the tech giant’s focus on helping suppliers get there, too.
The move is hailed as "hugely significant" given China's position as largest building construction market in the world.
The carbon market initially will cover China's energy sector before expanding over the coming years.
Zero-waste organizations such as GM and P&G see opportunity, not a materials migraine.
The eco-industrial park in the coastal city of Rizhao offers lessons for students of circular economy principles.
Port cities and coastal nations will watch closely to see if China can reduce shipping emissions through its five-year plan.
The nation seeks to grow this sector fivefold by 2030.
The Asian nation's ascent coincides with a seismic shift in global climate policy.
The state has pledged to work closely with the world's largest polluter on technologies such as zero-emissions vehicles and energy storage.
Transportation experts are studying a range of options, from new low-emissions zones to better methods of transferring cargo from ships to railways to trucks.