US trade war clouds prospects for China’s climate ambition, official says

Published 07:36 on August 30, 2019  /  Last updated at 07:36 on August 30, 2019  /  China, China's National ETS, Climate Talks, International  /  No Comments

The trade war with the US and the general downturn in China’s economy is making it tougher for China to act on climate change, a senior government official said Friday, dodging questions from reporters on whether Beijing would respond to calls from the UN Secretary-General to raise ambition levels at a summit in New York next month.

The trade war with the US and the general downturn in China’s economy is making it tougher for China to act on climate change, a senior government official said Friday, dodging questions from reporters on whether Beijing would respond to calls from the UN Secretary-General to raise ambition levels at a summit in New York next month.

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