Chinese Calls for Climate Change Action

Felix Salmon notes some evidence of Chinese openness to a serious effort to reduce carbon emissions, in particular this joint Sino-Brazilian report featuring a forward Lu Yongxiang, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences which argues that "Concerted efforts should be mounted for improving energy efficiency and reducing the carbon intensity of the world economy, including the worldwide introduction of price signals for carbon emissions with consideration of different economic and energy systems in individual countries."

Not perfect by any means, but better than what we get from the Bush administration.