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China Records Its Climate Actions By Copenhagen Accord Deadline

China’s Commitment

China has submitted its proposed climate mitigation actions to the UNFCCC in a letter dated January 28, ahead of the January 31, 2010 deadline in the Copenhagen Accord.  Given Premier Wen Jiabao’s hands-on role, along with President Obama and the leaders of India, Brazil and South Africa, in creating the Accord last month, it […]

5 Myths about Coal, Oil, & China

Myth #1 China has paid little attention to energy efficiency, preferring to build countless coal-fired power plants instead

Typically, energy demand grows faster than GDP in a developing. The graph below shows the opposite-GDP has grown at a much faster rate than energy demand in China. This was policy, not happenstance, Dung Shao Ping announced in […]

Clean Tech in Copenhagen: A Key Solution to Climate Change

Barbara Finamore
Alliance President / China Program Director, NRDC Beijing

Clean tech is very much on the radar screen here in Copenhagen as a key solution to climate change.  The U.S.-based Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) have just released a report entitled “Seizing the Solar Solution: Combating Climate Change through […]

CLIMATE CHANGE IS CREATING CLIMATE POVERTY… BUT YOU CAN HELP

Chaoyang city in northeast China’s Liaoning Province, has suffered one of the worst droughts in 60 years, hitting more than 2 million hectares of farmland and affecting 3 million people. “Because of the drought, my crop… all withered,” farmer Song Boulin says, “I have three others to feed in my family, and, except for cabbages, […]

China is the largest emitter of non-US mercury emissions in US

Of the of the 140-170 tons per year of mercury currently being deposited onto the United States mainland each year, 2/3 originates in other countries. Of the approximately 100 tons arriving from other countries, roughly half originates on the Asian continent, mostly from China. Indian subcontinent emissions are also large; but due to geography and […]

China’s Carbon Intensity Target

Barbara Finamore
Alliance President / China Program Director, NRDC Beijing

China yesterday announced that Premier Wen Jiabao will attend the Copenhagen climate summit and that he will bring with him a target for China of reducing carbon intensity by […]