onsdag 5. april 2017

The U.S. is abdicating its role as the world’s climate leader. Can China take its place?

As recently as 2009, China believed that climate action was a Western conspiracy. The U.S. tried to convince Beijing to reduce its emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases, and China refused. The U.S., its leaders thought, was simply devising new ways to suppress growth in the developing world. Since then, the tables have turned. As President Trump rolls backObama-era climate initiatives, China is not only accelerating its emissions reduction efforts — it’s pressuring other countries, including the U.S., to do the same. Read more