March 26th, 2013

US and China not doing enough to cut emissions

The world is facing unrivalled environmental challenges with many of the pollution or emission indicators having already passed the “planetary boundary” the earth can withstand, according to Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. But one of the main speakers at the Macau International Environmental Cooperation Forum and Exhibition (that kicked off yesterday) said that as the biggest greenhouse gas emitters on a per-capita basis and on population basis, the US and China are not living up to their responsibilities in reversing the dangerous trend and bringing the world back to a state of sustainable development.

Read full article in the Macau Daily Times.


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