International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss


Which is More Important: Allocating Reduction of Greenhouse Gases Emission among the Countries or Developing and Transferring Technology Globally? ---- Review on current focus of the International Negotiations on Combating Climate Change
Ma Zhongfa, Mou Pengfei

Nowadays the strategies for combating global climate change for most countries in the relative international negotiations are focusing on apportion of greenhouse gases (GHG) emission reduction, and this leads to different countries holding different opinions on the allocation of GHG emission reduction, which has been revolved around in all 16 Conferences of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. As a matter of fact, the furiously debating on this issue only touches the surface instead of grasping the essence of the problem. A more fundamental strategy on combating climate change shall be the development and transfer of environmentally sound technologies. Since GHG emission is a result of inappropriate utilization of technologies, not the causes of the climate change, the global society should rectify the current strategies for combating the climate change and enhance cooperation among them on the development and transfer of environmental friendly technologies.

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