Cold War, Hot Planet: Could Superpower Rivalry Derail Climate Change Goals?


FRANCE 24 English published this video article, titled “Cold War, Hot Planet: Could Superpower Rivalry Derail Climate Change Goals?” – below is their description.

How serious are the superpowers in tackling the planet’s climate emergency? In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Xi Jinping followed the lead of Japan and South Korea and pledged to end China’s funding for coal-fired power plants abroad. The United States has put aside escalating tensions to welcome the pledge, but critics dismiss the announcement as handy fruit from the nation that is by far home to the most national coal-fired power plants.


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In this story: Japan

Japan is an island country in East Asia located in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. As part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, Japan comprises an archipelago of 6,852 islands covering 377,975 square kilometers (145,937 square miles); the country’s five main islands, from north to south, are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and Okinawa. Tokyo is the capital and largest city of Japan.

Japan is divided into 47 administrative prefectures and eight traditional regions. The Greater Tokyo area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with over 37.4 million people.

Japan is a great power and a member of many international organizations, including the United Nations (since 1956), the OECD and the G7. Japan is a leader in the automotive and electronics industries.

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