COP21: China Prepares to Act on Climate Change. YaleGlobal. Isabel Hilton. December 1, 2015.
At COP21, the world leaders confronted overwhelming scientific evidence that catastrophe is inevitable if countries continue to rely on fossil fuels. Global awareness runs high about the increasing economic and security threats of volatile weather patterns, including food and water shortages, infrastructure damage and rising insurance costs, as well as mass displacement of communities. China, poor and underdeveloped only a few decades, once opposed target-setting on emissions. The Chinese government now strives to lead on developing and financing renewable sources of energy and endorses a cap-and-trade program. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
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