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Guardian Article on China Emissions Plan Amounts to Wishful Thinking

Posted in CO2 Emissions, International Agreements, News & Media by ebalkan on April 21, 2009

pollution emissions carbon target reduction mitigation copenhagen coordination treaty multilateral china us co2 GHGThose who stumbled across the recent Guardian article “China Considers Setting Targets for Carbon Emissions” probably did not fall off of their seats like I did. But at the very least you might have involuntarily raised an eyebrow, or two, and thought “huh, now that’s a game changer.”

For people who monitor developments in climate negotiations religiously, this article was practically heaven sent. But, upon closer examination, it proved little more than a manipulated quote and a very sexy, if misleading argument.



Chinese Government Site, Environmental Ministry Fall Victim to April Fool’s Day Prankster

Posted in News & Media by ebalkan on April 1, 2009

rapeseedA slight departure from NEEDigest’s normal topics, this article offers a undoubtedly original, and very entertaining, policy approach China has come up with for fighting global warming.