California signs up for China’s Belt and Road Forum to help in fight against climate change

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California’s Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis said she was attending the event primarily to “talk about climate change and urge participants to prioritise the issue, and consider how the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ can drive positive action for this global threat”.

But Kounalakis, who spoke at a forum on subnational cooperation in fighting global warming, praised China’s plans to introduce a national carbon trading programme….

An excerpt from SCMP