China revisits Copenhagen Accord

Asia's biggest manufacturer finally signs up to the Copenhagen climate accord.



    The Copenhagen Accord acknowledges the need to limit the world temperature rise to two degrees.

    It sets some long term targets for cutting emissions and says rich countries will have to meet the financial needs of the poor.
     
    Russia is now the only major emitter not to have signed the accord.
     
    But even with China and India onboard, the Copenhagen Accord still carries little actual power, with the prospect of a legally binding deal to limit climate change, as far away as ever.
     
    Al Jazeera's Andrew Potter reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.