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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 […]

China Transparency Pledge Moves Copenhagen Talks Forward

Barbara Finamore
Alliance President / China Program Director, NRDC Beijing

China advanced hope for a global climate accord Thursday, saying it would enhance the information it makes available to other countries about its carbon emissions and submit that reporting to some form of international review.

This opens the door to a potential agreement that ensures transparency in a […]

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, […]

My First Day in Copenhagen

Barbara Finamore
Alliance President / China Program Director, NRDC Beijing

I knew I’ve been working in China too long when I couldn’t stop comparing everything in Copenhagen to Beijing. I couldn’t even pass for an ordinary American to the immigration officer – my passport gave me away. He took one look at all the visas […]

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 […]

Obama and Hu’s New Clean Energy Agreements: On the Path to a Low-Carbon Future

Barbara Finamore
Alliance President / China Program Director, NRDC Beijing

Today, during President Obama’s first full day here in Beijing, he and President Hu Jintao announced a package of clean energy partnership initiatives between the United States and China that adds substance to the structure of the US-China MOU on climate, energy and environment announced last […]