South-South cooperation: China helps 38 developing countries vulnerable to climate change to face challenges of green transition

China takes concrete action to tackle global warming through cooperation. The past two months have seen China taking a series of concrete actions to enhance South-South climate cooperation, namely projects among developing nations. Small island states, which are particularly vulnerable to global warming, are among China’s major concerns. China has reached 43 agreements with 38 countries on South-South climate cooperation, according to a recent article by the ministry’s Party chief Sun Jinlong in the magazine Contemporary World. Aside from allocating 1.2 billion yuan ($178 million) for such cooperation, Sun said, China has offered training programs to about 2,000 officials and … Continue reading South-South cooperation: China helps 38 developing countries vulnerable to climate change to face challenges of green transition

The West sabotages Bonn climate talks – Global South betrayed yet again on ‘historical responsibility’

Let us not forget that global climate change is a problem largely created by the West through its carbon-intensivbe industrialisation over the past two centuries. At a time when the collective West is channeling hundreds of billions of dollars into Europe to prolong a futile war, it has once again done everything it can to back off from its commitments to the developing world to deliver $300 billion a year by 2030, and $500 billion by 2050. This is funding promised for developing countries to adapt to increased floods, droughts, heatwaves and other extreme weather directly caused by climate change. … Continue reading The West sabotages Bonn climate talks – Global South betrayed yet again on ‘historical responsibility’

World facing climate catastrophes – China hit by floods

Levels of rainfall not seen since the early 1960s. Authorities across much of southern China have issued weather advisories for heavy rain and severe flooding. Over 80 rivers have already seen waters exceed warning levels after days of heavy rains.  Over 1.79 million people in central China’s Hunan Province have been affected by heavy rain and more than 2,700 houses have collapsed or been seriously damaged. Around 286,000 people have been evacuated in the province, according to the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters. In Fujian Torrential rain has caused landslides and blocked roadways throughout the province and more than 63,000 residents in Fujian have been evacuated … Continue reading World facing climate catastrophes – China hit by floods

US anxiety to push decoupling with China in mineral supply chains ‘a dangerous signal’

Source: Global Times, Jun 16, 2022. Washington is using NATO to prepare for an all-out conflict with its strategic competitors, which could spark World War III, said analysts, as the US is pushing decoupling or reducing reliance on China in fields like critical mineral rseources. Since NATO will adopt a new Strategic Concept for the coming decade at its summit in Madrid later this month, the US is getting increasingly anxious on the issue of critical mineral supply, especially on mineral resources that it heavily relies on China and Russia. Some voices in the US are calling for decoupling with … Continue reading US anxiety to push decoupling with China in mineral supply chains ‘a dangerous signal’

China to establish national park at Qinghai Lake, Tibet

Qinghai (青海), which literally means ‘blue sea’, is an inland province in central west China, adjacent to Xinjiang, Tibet, Sichuan, and Gansu. It is famed for its spectacular scenery, multi-ethnic minority culture, and rich Buddhist heritage throughout the region. China has nominated Qinghai Lake for the World Heritage List where its is currently on the Tentative List (the first stage of assessment). XINING, June 7 (Xinhua) — China has approved a plan to establish a national park at Qinghai Lake in northwest China’s Qinghai Province, local authorities said Tuesday. Gao Jingyu, deputy director of the protection and utilization administration in the Qinghai Lake scenic area, … Continue reading China to establish national park at Qinghai Lake, Tibet

China’s first international journal on grassland science starts publication

China’s first international academic journal on grassland science has begun publication, highlighting the roles of grassland science in sustainable development, according to Lanzhou University. Grassland Research is co-sponsored by the Chinese Grassland Society and Lanzhou University. It publishes forefront research on rangelands, forages and sown pastures, as well as amenity grassland and ecosystems, said Lanzhou University. The first issue of Grassland Research has been published online with seven articles by authors from 10 countries. The journal has three major sections: rangeland, forage and turf, and ecosystems. It publishes academic articles on study results, overviews and opinions on all aspects of … Continue reading China’s first international journal on grassland science starts publication

Water imbalance in Third Pole to pose “great challenge to water resources in downstream regions” – scientists

Rapid climate warming has caused water imbalances in the Third Pole region, leading to greater water demand in densely populated downstream countries, according to a new study. With the largest global store of frozen water after the Antarctic and Arctic, the Third Pole region, located in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, is home to headwaters of over ten major Asian rivers. It has been known as the “Asian Water Tower” for providing a reliable water supply to almost 2 billion people. But an article published this week in the journal Nature Reviews Earth & Environment says that the region has gotten out … Continue reading Water imbalance in Third Pole to pose “great challenge to water resources in downstream regions” – scientists