Without going into the pros and cons of climate change, or pandering to, or ignoring the climate change deniers, if we look at the world’s past history, we can all agree there has been climate change in the past. It remains to be seen, however, if they are for a legally-binding global agreement.
China, Xi said, has been exploring the path of low-carbon development that suits its national conditions, and the Chinese government has included the fight against climate change into its overall strategy for socioeconomic development. Two decades ago, China was arguing that it was one of the developing nations that should be given a pass on reducing greenhouse gases; indeed, at that time, the US was the leading climate polluter.
Speaking before the meeting Cameron made clear that tackling climate change and poverty go hand-in-hand.
“As railways are an environmentally sustainable mode of transport and have been playing a key role in saving energy and protecting environment, we should launch an effective media campaign targeted at domestic as well as worldwide audience, during the second week of November”, said Mittal. When not denying the existence of climate change, the GOP leadership wrongly declares that America shouldn’t reduce carbon pollution because other nations aren’t doing their part. A White House factsheet said the United States and China had made “new progress” on the thorny issue of differentiating between developed and developing countries.
“The consultations allow for interaction between the Jamaican delegation, negotiators and the main stakeholders representing the public and private sectors, non-governmental organisations, civil society, academia, media, and the general public”, he said.
Earlier, the long-time president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, warned leaders of a “new world war” if Western countries continued to intervene in the Middle East. “How does this concern you?” “In addition, it will place pressure on the U.S.to implement similar measures”. China took on the dubious title in 2006. “This could also aid the process”, he said.
So is China’s move really the game changer a few suggest?
As China prepares to lead the G20, it is well-positioned to set an example.
Laurence Tubiana, France’s special representative for climate change, said she has broached finance “a lot of times” with members of the Obama administration.
“The world’s resources are not infinite”, he said.
In addition, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom joined 16 other countries in endorsing the Under 2 MOU initiative, an global agreement which gives a template for subnational governments to follow in order to support the worldwide target to limit temperature increases to 2C.
The pilgrims are expected to arrive in Paris two days before the opening of the United Nations climate summit in December when world leaders will attempt to forge a new treaty aimed at limiting global warming and preventing its catastrophic consequences.