SOTU and the U.S.- China Climate Change Agreement

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Alliance President, Barbara Finamore, recently blogged about President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address and how it brings to light the importance of China-US cooperation on climate action.

Barbara writes, ”Some American politicians might scoff at the idea that China is serious and committed to climate change, or even go so far as to suggest that all of China’s climate actions and commitments are just another giant hoax. Yet I’ve watched China’s climate programs in action, and they are very real indeed. I’ve seen how China’s world-leading investments in, and commitments to, renewable energy, clean transportation, low carbon cities and energy efficient industries are already producing results. And as China continues to close down coal mines and order more regions to cut coal consumption, China’s coal use has fallen for the first time this century and continues to drop.”

[Read more from her blog here]