08.10.2012 - US, China need to get together on climate change, says Rudd
The world will be "cooking with gas" on climate change if the United States and China can reach agreement on how their national actions mesh with a global framework, according to former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd. Identifying the next five years as a time of “profound transition” for US-China relations, Mr Rudd said it needed political leadership from these two major powers to make the global rules system work. “China has massive national self-interest in ensuring that climate change is effectively dealt with,” Rudd told the Foreign Correspondents Association in Sydney on October 5. “Otherwise, China’s moment in the sun – that is, the next decade or two of China’s economic and political position in the world – could be undermined.”..............................................Full Article: Source
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