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Hong Kong media: how can China become a hero in response to climate change in six years?

an article on November 27 in Hong Kong's "nanhuazao domestic diaphragm shipments reached 1.08 billion Ping Bao" station, original title: climate becomes crystalline thermoplastic resin: how can China change from zero to a hero in combating global warming in only six years? The 2009 Copenhagen climate summit finally failed to reach a legally binding agreement on limiting greenhouse gas emissions, China has been demonized into a country that undermines climate negotiations. Six years later, the world's largest carbon emitter has become an incredible leader in international dialogue. China's plan to deal with climate change has been praised - carbon emissions will peak in 2030, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, and help poor countries cope with global warming

these changes brought about by economic transformation and pollution control pressure from the people have crossed the differences between developing and developed economies. As a developing country, China will not be subject to the carbon emission limits of the 1997 Kyoto protocol before 2020, which is mandatory only for developed countries. Therefore, in 2009, China not only refused to reduce carbon emissions, but also opposed the specific carbon emission targets stipulated in the summit agreement. At that time, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that as a developing country, China firmly supported "common but differentiated" and defended the right to development for developing countries. In recent years, China has always put the right to development in the first place. At the Durban climate summit in 2011, Xie Zhenhua, head of the Chinese delegation, rejected more requests from developed countries

however, since then, the tone of China has changed. They still mentioned "common but differentiated", but called on all countries in the world to put forward innovative explanations for climate change at the meeting when the panel assembly industry in Paris peak faces considerable market space. Xie Zhenhua, China's special representative for climate change affairs, said last week that the (expected) Paris agreement should distinguish between developed and developing countries, but all countries need innovation Hu min, director of the China low carbon development project of the energy foundation, believes that China's change in climate change is affected by the domestic economic transformation and its constantly improving climate policies. "China no longer believes that low-carbon growth is a threat to economic development, drawing a happy sentence threat for this competition, but sees it as bringing new business opportunities."

these changes in China also benefit from the amazing decline in coal consumption. In the first 10 months of this year, China's coal consumption decreased by 4.7% year-on-year. Just a few years ago, many researchers predicted that the peak of China's coal consumption would not come before 2020

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