Global climate action can only succeed with China on board
China has become one of the most significant global players ‒ both economically and politically. In just three decades, the country has managed to largely overcome rural poverty.
This impressive economic success comes at a high price, however: the pollution that results from the dynamic growth creates enormous challenges – reaching far beyond China’s borders. While air pollution may often be limited to a particular region, China’s rising greenhouse gas emissions and the discharging of sewage and solid waste into rivers and the sea are of global significance. The negative environmental effects can be felt from as far away as Europe. Climate action can only succeed if China is involved, as the country’s economy is expected to start expanding at pace again from 2021. It is therefore important to work with China to develop a sustainable and environmentally friendly development trajectory.
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