COMMENTARY & ANALYSIS

COP26: Rather than criticise the developed world, China should shoulder its share of blame for the climate crisis

The COP26 climate summit in Glasgow will be a make-or-break event for efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C. If the world’s most-polluting countries don’t greatly strengthen their promises to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and move rapidly to implement them, the climate crisis will become a climate catastrophe. China is the largest national source of…

The dragon in the room: Tackling China’s pollution will be crucial at the COP26 climate summit

China’s unprecedented rise over the last four decades has enormous implications for the world. Some of those implications are potentially catastrophic. Predicting its long-term effect on global development, freedom and national security is difficult. There is much reason to worry as more developing countries have trouble repaying Chinese loans, Beijing eviscerates long-held freedoms in Hong…