Saturday, April 1, 2017

Can China pick up US slack on climate change?

Can China pick up US slack on climate change?

Some analysts have expressed concern this could enable Beijing -- the world's leading emitter of greenhouse gases -- to water down its own commitments, but others say it is more likely China will step into a leading role in the vacuum left by Washington.

"China now finds itself in the unenviable position of being world leader on climate change, thanks to Trump's willfully blind irresponsibility," Mark Lynas, a fellow at the Alliance for Science at Cornell University, wrote for CNN Opinion.

Speaking Wednesday, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Lu Kang said the country will "continue to work with relevant parties for enhanced dialog and cooperation, hand-in-hand to manage climate change, to promote efforts to put the global economy on a green and low carbon path, in order to pass on a better future to the generations to come."

Full story at https://cnn.it/2nixDNg

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