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At last year’s Bonn Climate Conference, technical experts began to assess the findings, a process meant to be finalized over this year’s 10-day gathering. The consideration of the findings will begin immediately following the conference and will be translated into recommendations for further action meant to be finalized in Dubai later this year.
If China implements a national carbon tax system, this would be the most important climate policy decision taken by any government so far, and would put China into a clear global leadership position on climate change.
In 1978, satellites started collecting data on sea ice to create a continuous record, and that’s the data that shows that this year is the worst of those 38 for sea ice. But those satellites are aging, and there’s no guarantee they will be replaced.
As China prepares to open a national carbon market, no immediate emissions reduction is expected when it opens next year, but its huge scale provides hope for reductions from 2020 onwards.
Japan’s efforts toward cutting its own emissions have failed to impress internationally. It needs to demonstrate that it is serious about combating climate change by taking concrete action and coming up with more ambitious long-term plans.
Countries in the Asia Pacific region are among the most vulnerable nations when talking about global warming. Recently, Fiji's parliament ratified the implementation of Paris Agreement in their country, hoping to pioneer the official agreement among participating countries.