By Zhou Jing & Wang Ke
China.org.cn Multimedia Team
As the effect of global warming increases, saving energy and reducing emissions are becoming more and more significant. The Kyoto Protocol will expire in 2012—what kinds of clean changes will the world employ for development? And what’s the role of carbon in solving global climate change?
Guglielmo Cioni, a former official in the Italian Environment Ministry and General Manager of the Green Initiative Carbon Assets, discusses with China Talk about how the world can develop more cleanly in the future.
1. Saving energy and reducing emissions are hot topics today. Would you please give a brief introduction of the world clean development mechanism? What’s the mechanism’s background and how exactly does it operate? What kind of projects can be categorized under the clean mechanism? More >>>
2. Compared with other developing countries, what do you think of the characteristics of China’s clean development mechanism? Are there any differences? Are you confident of China’s mechanism? More >>>
3. The United Nations has become stricter in approving clean projects, although some big projects have been developed. Considering China’s market, what kind of projects can be developed? More >>>
4. We’ve seen many topics related to the world financial crisis this year. A lot of economists and observers have predicted that the European economy will need two to three years to recover. Under such circumstances, will the economic resuscitation influence the carbon assets demand of the European and developing countries? More >>>
5. The Kyoto Protocol will expire in 2012, and a new round of negotiations will be held in Copenhagen at the end of this year. What do you expect to be accomplished from this meeting? More >>>