At the 2011 UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, the primary goal of reaching a global agreement on emissions before the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012 appears to be reaching a deadlock. An article from Business...
by Scott Greene | Nov 22, 2011
China issued a white paper on Tuesday outlining its successes in reducing carbon emissions and setting new targets, while calling out the developed world to pull its weight, in a preemptive move to publicize its accomplishments...
by cdtstaff | Oct 5, 2009
From Reuters.com: China and a top G77 official accused rich nations on Monday of trying to kill off the Kyoto Protocol, the U.N.’s main weapon in the fight against global warming, as nations try to craft a broader climate...
by Gao Fei | Sep 15, 2008
Reuters reports that influential government adviser Hu Angang is breaking with Beijing to promote the economic and diplomatic benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Hu is proposing a plan to reduce China’s...
by Paulina Hartono | Dec 9, 2007
From SF Chronicle: As international diplomats gather in Bali to try to begin negotiating a successor treaty to the Kyoto Protocol, their toughest challenge is how to deal with China’s fast rise as the world’s leading source of greenhouse gases. At the talks, which began Dec. 3 and continue until Dec. 14, no binding agreement […]
by Liu Yong | Sep 30, 2007
Elizabeth C. Economy, CV Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies at the Council of Foreign Relations, was interviewed by Toni Johnson. From Council of Foreign Relations website: China is one of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gas but is not subject to binding emissions targets under the Kyoto Protocol. But given China […]
by Xiao Qiang | Apr 16, 2007
New York Times has an editorial today: Two factors are crucial to the success of any global system to reduce greenhouse gases. One is American leadership; the other is China’s full participation. Despite President Bush’s diffidence, there has been mounting pressure for the United States to assume a more aggressive role from mayors, governors, some […]
by Zhaohua Li | Jan 17, 2007
Adding a new dimension to the story of China’s for-profit participation in carbon credit trading, the Financial Times reports that Chinese factories and carbon traders are raking in tidy revenues by exploiting the high credit value of trifluoromethane (also called flouroform or HCF-23): The equipment, known as “scrubbers”, to reduce HFC gases is cheap to […]
by Sophie Beach | Jul 28, 2005
From the BBC: The US and five Asia-Pacific states have announced a surprise pact to cut greenhouse gases which falls outside the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. China, India, South Korea, Japan and Australia and the US account for nearly half of world greenhouse gas emissions.
CDT in the News
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China
- Hoover Institution – Xiao Qiang On China’s Model Of Digital Authoritarianism
- New York Times – In China, an App Offered Space for Debate. Then the Censors Came.
- Taiwan CNA – China blocks Clubhouse, official media say “anti-China has nothing to do with free speech”