Many in the West have tried to coax China to act more "responsibly." But is it possible for China to ever act "responsibly"? I don't think so - not because China is inherently not "responsible," but because an "irresponsible" China is born out of the imagination of an insecure West. In this atmosphere, the only way for the West to deem China to be "responsible" is for China to … [Read more...] about Is it Ever Possible for the West to See a “Responsible” China?
As is customary for many over the Chinese New Year, I spent a lot of time cleaning up old junk in my house the last few weeks. As luck would have it, I happened to run over a December article in BusinessWeek reporting that the U.N. had stopped awarding carbon funding of green projects in China. An excerpt of the article (cnn copy) is provided here: The United Nations body in … [Read more...] about U.N.’s Application of the Clean Development Mechanism to China – Fair or Unfair?
Apparently, after much drama, intrigue, and sleepless nights, we have some sort of agreement at Copenhagen. We'll probably get the text of the Copenhagen Agreement soon. But I think the gist of it is as follows: … [Read more...] about Copenhagen Agreement