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COP27: While suffering countries plead for action on climate change, China stokes its coal furnaces

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Hong Kong Free Press

The recently ended COP27 climate change conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, resulted in a mixed bag of tepid pledges to address climate change. The conference made no progress on upping global ambition to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution. The nominal objective of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above historical levels is no closer to realisation. On the plus side, developed countries finally recognised longstanding demands from poor countries to create a new “loss and damage” fund to compensate them for their suffering from worsening storms, floods, wildfires and other manif…

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