Bolivia’s President denounces the ‘carbon colonialism’ of the West at COP26

Bolivia’s President Luis Acre has called for abandonment of “green capitalism” and for better international cooperation on climate change. He questioned whether rich countries would live up to their responsibility and made the case for climate justice at the World Climate Summit in Glasgow. Bolivia is a member of the Like Minded-Group of Developing Countries (LMDC). It is a group of developing countries who organise themselves as a block in negotiators in international organizations such as the United Nations and the World Trade Organization. The member countries represent more than 50% of the world’s population. The following the LMDC countries negotiate in the United Nations Framework … Continue reading Bolivia’s President denounces the ‘carbon colonialism’ of the West at COP26

New Chinese built renewable energy projects in Central and South America promise to transform the region

New project contracts in Central and South America promise to transform the region Power Construction Corp of China, or PowerChina, said it will step up its expansion in the Latin American market. As part of its plan, it has already signed a construction contract for a 200-megawatt photovoltaic power project in May with Argentina’s Jujuy Provincial Energy and Mineral Co. In addition to the new 200-megawatt power plant, the project includes the expansion of the Cauchari PV plant, the largest and highest of its kind in South America, more than 4,000 meters above sea level with extremely superior sunshine resources. … Continue reading New Chinese built renewable energy projects in Central and South America promise to transform the region

Two years on from COP25 in Madrid: West still shafting developing nations in Glasgow on climate change

Re-reading the editorial we wrote 2 years ago in December 2019, when China Environment News had just begun, reminds us that the contradictions we pointed to then have only intensified. The previous UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid in December 2019 was sabotaged by the rich Western nations, led by the US, when they refused to significantly progress their 2009 COP15 promise for a $100 billion per year global fund to help developing nations tackle climate change. So it was no surprise that discussions on finance at the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow got off to a difficult start … Continue reading Two years on from COP25 in Madrid: West still shafting developing nations in Glasgow on climate change