How would China fare if “carbon tariffs” were introduced in the rich world? Dou Guanyi and Jiang Gaoming argue such tariffs would be unfair, but government action in the Chinese countryside could plant the seeds of green renewal.
Climate change may lead to unpredictable and dangerous consequences for water systems, biodiversity and human livelihoods across the Himalayas. Ed Grumbine and Xu Jianchu ask how such risks can be addressed.
Reducing deforestation will need to be a part of a post-2012 agreement on climate change. But whether any such scheme will benefit – or marginalise – forest communities is a critical question, write Lorenzo Cotula and James Mayers.
Today’s round up includes: US to unveil national climate contribution - ADB open to participation in China's 'new Silk Roads' - European companies sense business opportunities from China's pollution crisis