Thursday, April 09, 2009

A Chinese approach

Isabel Hilton circulates a note:
We thought you might be interested in this three-part opinion article, just published on about China's climate-change policy -- by leading Chinese economist Hu Angang.

The current classification of nations as either "developed" or "developing", he writes, does not reflect reality and is preventing a fair agreement being reached climate change. Instead, Hu proposes two new principles. First, nations should be assigned to one of four categories according to their Human Development Index (HDI) ranking. Second, major greenhouse-gas emitters should be made to bear greater responsibility for emissions reduction. He then calculates the emissions reductions China should make and proposes a “road map” for use within China.

Read the full article here: A-new-approach-at-Copenhagen 1, 2 & 3

I hope you find it of interest
warm regards

P.S. 10 Apr: Evan Osnos reports on cooperation between the U.S. and China on climate change and energy. And here is what Orville Schell wrote in February.

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