China Delays Climate Change Plan Indefinitely – Richard McGregor

From Financial Times:

China has delayed indefinitely its national “action plan” on climate change, which was due to be released on Monday after exhaustive consultations among ministries in Beijing and provincial and local governments.

No explanation was given for the move, although global warming is causing increasing international concern about the country’s high-speed economic growth model. China has delayed the long-awaited release of its policy response to climate change, an issue that is increasingly focusing international attention on the country’s high-speed economic growth model…

The country is facing a potentially devastating impact from climate change, according to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on China and Asia, part of which was released in Beijing on Monday. “Climate change has become a social and economic problem for China,” said Zheng Guoguang, director of China’s Meteorological Administration.-Kyoto international accord.[Full Text]

April 23, 2007 3:41 PM
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