China's decarbonization an opportunity for Michelin: China CEO

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China's carbon emission reduction plan is an "excellent opportunity" for Michelin, an executive of the tire manufacturer said.

As the world worries about climate change, China last year unveiled its plan to reach a peak in carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and net carbon neutrality before 2060.

"[The plan] is interesting for us because we always promoted the long-lasting performance," said Kamran Vossoughi, president and CEO of Michelin China, in an online interview with CGTN.

In February, Michelin Group announced that it would achieve 100 percent sustainability in its tire productions by 2050.

"We always look at the long-term performance of our companies, and long-term performance goes with sustainability," said Vossoughi.

The reason behind China's effort into environmental development is about Chinese people's quality of sense, he suggested.

China's economy has been shifting from growth in quantity to high-quality growth, Vossoughi added. As air quality, or carbon emission, is part of the quality of life, there is a need for China to make things more sustainable, he said.

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