A conference last week in Beijing heard plans by China and other counties for achieving green low-carbon development to combat climate change. Despite an upbeat mood, the difficulties are many and serious.
Despite the slow progress in the global climate negotiations, some developing countries are already taking their own climate actions to reduce emissions and adapt to the effects of climate change.
Of course, their actions will fall far short of what is required, unless the funds and technology expected as a result from the global talks materialize. And unless the developed countries also cut their emissions greatly and leave more “carbon space” to the developing countries.