Archive for March, 2009
The big buzz in China over the past few weeks has been around US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit, largely focused on fostering a stronger partnership between the two countries to combat global warming. In message and intent, Clinton was very clear: in order to realize a more sustainable future, the governments of the US and China, as the two biggest carbon emitters, need to engage in meaningful dialogue and purposeful collaboration – the clock is ticking, and action needs to start now.
Calls for sincere discussion are good – only the need is much bigger than the governments of these two powerhouses uniting in terms of caps and standards and guidelines. For all the good a post-Kyoto agreement will do among countries, there has to be similar thinking among the private sector in both countries about how we can most effectively control and reduce our emissions together. Read the rest of this entry »