Ahead of the Copenhagen meet, China on Thursday backed India’s stand that developing nations have no obligation to binding emission reduction targets and said it is ready to enhance “cooperation and coordination” between the two countries, which it termed as “victims” of climate change.
“We understand the current situation in India. We should take adaptation and mitigation measures based on our national conditions and capacity,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told reporters here.
He said China is ready to strengthen “communication, coordination and cooperation” with India on climate change . . .
That being the case, why are we even having a Copenhagen summit? (It's a rhetorical question.) China is the biggest source of CO2; India is fourth and moving up. Without their participation, what is happening in Copenhagen is pure theater. That and an all-expenses paid trip to a lovely city at global taxpayers' expense.
Yes, there is a paper called The Hindu and it's an excellent newspaper written in better English than most of us speak or write in. And, yes, I have gone native. Totally.