What About China’s Plans?
Published 31st October 2010 - 1 comments - 1608 views -
Shanghai: the world’s fastest growing major economy | Image: Alex Nikada/istock| Making It Magazine
I have written something about U.S., India and Brazil. I could not finish those discussions without bring some aspects about China.
It is not new that China has become the world’s biggest polluter. Its rapid economic growth has, indeed, overcame the USA’s emissions. However, China’s plans goes beyond an economy development based on a fossil-fuel model. According to Chen Jiliang and Kimiko Suda, China has taking steps regarding climate protection for two main reasons: to provide energy security to sustain its economic growth and to protect the nation from the severe impacts of climate change such as reduction of agricultural production, water supply, etc.
To do so, the Government has improved its legislations, creating the Renewable Energy Law and its National Plan that includes a reduction of 20% in energy consumption and the use of 16% of renewable energies including nuclear and hydro.
A low-carbon economy is one of the hottest topics in the propaganda. A funny aspect, if we considerate the last news about China’s censorship. It seems that “greening the economy” is something that does not conflict much with the government’s policies, which means that civil society is “allowed” to work openly on this issue, says Jiliang and Suda in the Böll Magazine of the Heirich Böll Foundation.
“The Chinese government is ready to strengthen cooperation and to share the experience and opportunities of development with other countries, so as to make a greater contribution to the stability and prosperity the world”, says Chen Deming, Minister of Commerce of China, in the 3rd issue of Makint It Magazine.
Well, what to say?!
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