China as Ecological Civilisation Leader

This article from MAHB is written in the wake of the US President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. Here is a fragment:

Last year China added 23 GW of the total of 55 GW of windpower installed worldwide. [xi] Its target is for 26% of its national energy needs to come from the wind by 2030. At the same time, it has cancelled more than 100 coal-fired power plants that were planned or under construction, and announced plans to close over 1000 coal mines.

By such measures China has claimed leadership in the tussle for a share of what the New York Times estimates will be a $6 trillion global market for clean technologies by 2030.[xii]

With the Trump Administration’s decision to abdicate its climate responsibilities, China has scented a once-in-a-generation opportunity to assert world policy leadership also, as National Geographic recently noted. [xiii] “The Paris Agreement is a hard-won achievement,” President Xi Jinping told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January. “All signatories should stick to it instead of walking away from it, as this is a responsibility we must assume for future generations.” Following Trump’s exit notice, China has reaffirmed its intention of being a committed climate actor and its willingness to forge agreements with individual U.S. states.[xiv]

Make the planet great again

June 5 has been declared as UN World Environment Day (WED) and today in 2017 is the third such annual day. However, this is an event that seems to have by-passed the mainsteam media following recent acts of terror perpetrated by three ideologically perverted mass murderers on London Bridge and adjacent streets. It also  comes soon after ‘America First’ slogan tweeter Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. Here is a link to a modest attempt to engage people with nature on WED.