In the here and now of climate change, it is easy to lose sight of important signs of progress.
China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, is a case in point.
By changing its economic model, shifting its sources of fuel, developing new transport systems, and embracing eco-friendly urbanisation, China’s sustainability strategy is an example of global leadership the rest of the world should carefully consider.
In the rush to demonise China over trade, the West has missed this point altogether.
In the past 12 years, China’s economic structure has shifted dramatically, from excessive reliance on smokestack manufacturing industries to low-