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has made big strides in greening its energy sector. But while some hope this
means the country can become a new leader in the fight against global climate
change, Beijing’s goals are different. The moves it is making now are aimed at
putting China in an advantageous geopolitical position, especially in terms of
trade. Moreover, its momentum on the green energy front may not be sustainable.
Dr. Frank Umbach
Emerging economies are frequently criticised for developing their economies at the expense of the environment. But figures show that if they adopted a free trade regime they could access the same state-of-the-art technologies as the developed world. This move would reduce their carbon emissions dramatically.
Barun S. Mitra
Delegates to COP17, the United Nations climate change conference in Durban, South Africa, extended their annual gathering to try to hammer out an agreement. But what credibility does it have as the developed countries face economic crisis and the developing nations have pressure to grow. Our expert considers the Durban debates from an Indian perspective in this rep...
Durban diary- snippets from the United Nations climate change conference in Durban, South Africa. India demanded more reassurance from developed countries at the climate change conference in Durban. The poor could not be expected to be legally bound to reduce their emissions when they are practically non-existent, a government minister said.
Durban diary- snippets from the United Nations climate change conference in Durban, South Africa. While China argued with the United States over whether a binding commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions can have conditions, India was isolated.
THERE was, as usual, a tussle between China and the United States at COP1...