Experts agree that climate change will affect China, and China will affect climate change. Yet, as a developing country, it is not required to limit its emissions under the internationally agreed Kyoto Protocol.
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Rich nations should set an example at Copenhagen by committing to emissions reductions of 40 per cent, says Chinese scientist Jiahua Pan.
China can reduce carbon emissions — and the cost of fighting climate change — by storing carbon in farmland soil, says Jiang Gaoming.
Climate change is affecting China and China is affecting climate change. Key to the relationship is the nation's booming economy and changing energy sector.
Crop yields of staples like rice, wheat, maize and soybean are stagnant in China and India.
Scientists say climate change can both boost and diminish wheat production, and integrated adaption is needed to ensure food security.
18 June 2012