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The Face Of China I - Waste Not by Expatriate Games
The Face Of China I - Waste Not by Expatriate Games
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6. Looking at the effects of climate change on a global scale, will your country be affected by a rise in sea levels? Discuss how the Antarctic melting may lead to dire effects on the land and broader population. Already China is being affected, this time last year violent storms and flood waters that experts are now saying are a consequence of global warming hit China. The storms have reached over 200 million people throughout the country. The 'China Daily' quoted Luo Yong, deputy director of the Beijing Climate Center affiliated to the China Meteorological Administration (CMA), has said that China should begin to build coastal facilities of higher standard as there would be more typhoons, floods and land subsidence as a result of global warming. The Citing State Oceanic Administrations (SOA) has said that if the sea levels continue to rise two large cities, Shanghai and Tianjin , are among those facing the biggest threat. Over 14.6 million people live in Shanghai and over 1,306,313,812 people live in Tianjin. http://flood.firetree.net

7. What is your country doing in regards to sustainable energy sources? As of April 27th, 2007, China has come up with a 5 year plan that will ensure that the country’s energy consumption and pollution is kept to a minimum. The country as a whole has set a goal that will hopefully reduce energy consumption per unit of GDP by 20 percent by 2010. China is also urging more curbs on industries that consume more energy and release more pollutants in a bid to guarantee a healthier and faster economic growth.

8. Has your country signed on the Kyoto protocol?

The Kyoto protocol is a treaty that is meant to achieve “stabilisation of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system." In other words, its main target is to reduce the 6 green house gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, sulfur hexafluoride, hydro fluorocarbons, and per fluorocarbons). to a healthy level.
Yes, China signed on the 29th August 1998. It was accepted on the 30th August 2002.