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Liu Hongqiao – deciphering the climate issue

Liu Hongqiao examines China’s role in climate and environmental issues.

Climate sinner or model student? The question is not that easy to answer, says Liu Hongqiao. “China is turning its head – that is a positive trend,” explains the political advisor on climate issues. The important thing for her is the significance of this transformation: “China going net-zero by 2060 could prevent a further 0.2-0.3C of global warming.” China, she says, is pledged to make the transition that Europeans completed over 200 years in 60 years. “That is a very tight schedule;” says Liu. But probably not tight enough to meet the two-degree target, she predicts.

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