Pelosi to China: Climate a 'Game Changer'

"US House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that the fight against climate change was a 'game changer' in China-US relations, as she visited Beijing on a trip focused on energy.

Pelosi, a tough critic of China's human rights record and a vocal advocate of environmental protection, is leading a delegation from the US Congress to China on a working visit devoted to energy and climate change. ...

Speaking at the same forum, US Senator John Kerry -- who is on a separate trip to China -- said the success of a key UN environment summit in Denmark in December rested largely on China and the United States."

AFP had the story May 26, 2009.

See Also:

"U.S. Climate Negotiator Sees 'Impressive' Actions by China" (Climatewire)

"China Flexible on Rich Nation Greenhouse Gas Cuts" (Reuters)

"Pelosi Mum on Rights Before Trip to China" (Washington Post)

Copenhagen: "Business Leaders' Climate Emissions Pledge Frustrates Many" (Environment News Service)

"Help for Poor Countries at Paris Climate Talks" (AP)

Paris: "Climate Change: Progress Seen on Funding Problem" (AFP)

"India's Activists Push their Government To Put a Price on Carbon" (New York Times)

"Global Carbon Markets Double to $126 Billion in 2008" (Reuters)


Source: AFP, 05/27/2009