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The Copenhagen Accord: A Big Step Forward

COP15groupThe Copenhagen climate deal that President Obama hammered out Friday night with the leaders of China, India, Brazil and South Africa broke through years of negotiating gridlock to achieve three critical goals. First, it provides for real cuts in heat-trapping carbon pollution by all of the world’s big emitters. Second, it establishes a transparent framework for evaluating countries’ performance against their commitments. Continue reading 阅读全文 » Add comment 发表评论(0)

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Engaging the Business World: Side Events by Indian and Chinese Institutions

In Copenhagen this week and next, hundreds of side events – if not thousands – are taking place. Some of them are “official” COP15 side events meaning they are registered and provided with conference rooms, such as our NRDC’s held yesterday (scroll down to the 4th meeting entitled China and the World: Solving Climate Change Through Practical, On-the-Ground Collaboration); and many others are organized outside the main conference facility. Still some are presented outdoor in more eye-catching forms, e.g. dancing and chanting.

I went to two interesting side events this week that were not held in the Bella Center where the COP15 is taking place.
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Recent Climate Change News in the Chinese Media

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Chinese scholars sign “Copenhagen Climate Summit Proposal” (Google translation)
24 Chinese scholars and activists from research institutes and NGOs throughout China wrote and signed a “Copenhagen Climate Summit Proposal” this week, making clear China’s negotiation stance, hopes and expectations for the COP 15 talks in two weeks. Continue reading 阅读全文 » Add comment 发表评论(0)

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Recent Climate Change News in the Chinese Media

Tianshan glaciers have become increasingly sensitive to global warming (Google translation) Situated on the border region of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of northwest China, the Tianshan glaciers have become increasingly sensitive to global warming, with glacial melt water runoff increasing 84% since 1985. Named the “water tower of Central Asia”, the Tianshan glaciers account for about 70% of total water resources in Xinjiang province, illuminating the gravity of global climate change for this western region in China. (Source: Xinhua) Jon Huntsman: U.S.-China relations are the most important bilateral relations (Google translation) As Obama prepares for a … Continue reading 阅读全文 » Add comment 发表评论(1)

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Recent Climate Change News in the Chinese Media

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Circular Economy and Low-Carbon Economy Development Meeting Hosted in Hefei (Google translation)
Anhui Province Development and Reform Commission held a “Circular Economy and Low-Carbon Economy” meeting this week to enhance and develop the central Chinese province’s low-power consumption, low-pollution, and low-emission economic model. This local initiative will optimize energy use, enhance energy security, expand investment in low carbon industries, and increase employment opportunities in the capital city of Anhui. (Source: People’s Web Anhui Station)
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India’s Actions Provide More Hope for Copenhagen Climate Talks

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At the United Nations Summit on Climate Change, President Obama spoke about the importance of assisting developing countries on adaptation and technology. He also reiterated the need for developing countries with rapidly growing emissions to “commit to strong measures at home and agree to stand behind those commitments just as the developed nations must stand behind their own.” Continue reading 阅读全文 » Add comment 发表评论(0)

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Recent Energy and Climate Change News in the Chinese Media


As the world gears up for the Copenhagen talks in December, we’ve expanded our environmental news coverage to also focus on what the Chinese media is saying about climate change. Stephen Leonelli, our new Princeton-in-Asia fellow, will be researching and writing the climate change-focused news column each week.
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Recent China Climate Change News

As the world gears up for the Copenhagen talks in December, we’ve expanded our environmental news coverage to also focus on what the Chinese media is saying about climate change. Stephen Leonelli, our new Princeton-in-Asia fellow, will be researching and writing the climate change-focused news column each week.
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