Monday, March 30, 2009

China counts down to Copenhagen

Greenpeace China projected a giant ticking clock on Beijing's old city gate in a bid to bring climate change back onto the nation's agenda. The glowing projection, which spread across the giant gate, read: "Time is Running Out to Stop Global Warming."

Ticking down the minutes to the UN climate meeting in Copenhagen at the end of this year, the clock was displayed for just one night on Yongding Gate in southern Beijing.

The main message of the evening was to call on China to play a strong leadership role at the UN meeting in Copenhagen in December.

“We urge President Hu Jintao to personally attend the Copenhagen climate meeting," Greenpeace China Climate and Energy campaigner Li Yan told media at the press event.

"As the largest global greenhouse emitter, China can and must take a leadership role in tackling global warming,” she added.

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