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Climate Change: Does Copenhagen Really Matter?

China and its way to a low-carbon economy

While the world watches the Copenhagen UN climate negotiations and the enormous differences between the magnitude of the climate challenge and the ability of the world’s governments to agree on anything in these negotiations, we may well realize that the world never has been changed by consensus or a unanimous UN decision. Jürgen Maier comments.


The statement by Chinese civil society groups on climate change is clearly a welcome one: without China the challenge of global warming cannot be solved, and so far there has been no major emitter country where a policy change towards low-carbon development has been possible without active civil society involvement or pressurer...

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