Thursday, September 24, 2009

UN climate summit dims hopes for Copenhagen pact

But, China sets goal to curb emissions

International representatives at NYC summit avoided serious negotiations and tough questions, such as tackling emissions in recession hard-hit countries. However, China committed to "notable" emissions cuts by 2020 based on the metric of CO2 per GDP. China certainly isn't committing to curb GDP growth, but it has set a precedent. How will the US respond to China seizing the morale high"er"ground and how will calls for hard reductions be reconciled with China's initial compromise?.

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