China Wants Rich Nations to Take Lead in Climate Talks – Reuters

As the world’s biggest CO2 emitter, China says, “climate change is a problem for rich countries.” From Reuters:

China wants next month’s international talks on global warming to focus on future greenhouse gas cuts by rich countries and moving more “clean” technology to poor countries, an official said on Thursday.

China is emerging as the world’s biggest emitter of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas from factories, farms and vehicles that traps more heat in the atmosphere, threatening to bring dangerous, even catastrophic, climate change…

With China’s greenhouse gas output set to soar, many Western politicians want Beijing to spell out its goals for limiting emissions growth — something developing countries are not obliged to do under Kyoto. [Full Text]

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November 23, 2007 7:36 PM
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