Analyses | Environment and energy | 2015-04-11 | HKET

A messy bill: Climate politicking between developed and developing countries

Developed countries have always footed the climate finance bill - fair enough considering their past emissions. But do recent emissions figures suggest rapidly developing countries should split the bill? The Centre’s weekly analysis continues to cite international climate treaties, fund transfer arrangements and carbon dioxide emission figures to look at the emissions of the BRICS countries, and whether they should continue to accept financial help from developed countries to tackle climate change. The article points out that developed countries such as the United States are unhappy to fund China, while China and other BRICS countries are trying to develop their own climate finance mechanisms to expand their international clout.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.