Friday, November 23, 2007

China wants rich nations to take lead in climate talks

From Reuters:

China wants next month's international talks on global warming to focus on future greenhouse gas cuts by rich countries and moving more "clean" technology to poor countries, an official said on Thursday.

China is emerging as the world's biggest emitter of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas from factories, farms and vehicles that traps more heat in the atmosphere, threatening to bring dangerous, even catastrophic, climate change....

...Song said the Bali talks had to focus on adapting to inevitable climate change as well as cutting rich countries' emissions. "Because developing countries are extremely vulnerable in the face of climate change, so for them the issue of adaptation is more prominent," he said.