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Ironic that this is taking place in China whose land grab in the SCS has caused massive environmental changes and damages to the seas marine flora, fauna, and ecosystems.

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Wow, pretty ironic.

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Is this a joke?

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You can not have unlimited population and economic growth and complete biodiversity at the same time. This is trying to have your cake and eat it.... something has to give.

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Tigers and Rhinos among other species face dwindling prospects because their body parts are used in traditional Chinese medicine. Seems like China is pulling a practical joke on the world by hosting this summit.

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is anyone at the conference going to mention china's fishing fleets decimating ocean life over near the galapagos? how about the issue of food wastage in china, just because someone needs to show 'face'?

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Iron must have been first discovered in China, because they are so full of irony!

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Tigers and Rhinos among other species face dwindling prospects because their body parts are used in traditional Chinese medicine

Where else are the Chinese supposed to get their big ding ding energy from?

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The UK has lost 60% of its biodiversity and the country is in danger of an ecological disaster within a short period.

The policies of too many governments of slash and burn without a future plan. Misuse and abuse of the money from oil and gas. Instead of a plan used by Norway to save their profits for future generations.

Millions of butterflies and bees and other valuable insects are being wiped out.

The biggest landowners are the aristocrats and the super-rich who do little to increase biodiversity. More land turned over to meadows once again instead of intense farming. Animals outdoors fertilizing the land and pastures. Fewer nitrogen runoffs into the streams and rivers.

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Good for China to take the lead. Did you know that China plants more trees every year than any other country?

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England’s 10 biggest landowners must grow more trees

Major landowners, like the Church Commissioners and the Duchy of Cornwall, must use their estates to grow more trees and fight the climate crisis.

https://friendsoftheearth.uk/nature/englands-10-biggest-landowners-must-grow-more-trees

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What is the UN doing??? We have real problems to solve we don't have time to play with dictatorships

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China, that breeds captive tigers in cages and has animals killed for its ancient unproven medicines including but not limited to Elephant tusks, Rhino horns, Tiger penis and many many others. Driving species to extinction does not qualify China to be a leader in biodiversity protection. China does not stand alone as other Asian nations also utilize endangered species for unproven benefits.

Someones idea of a bad joke.

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Why the hell do they have to chose China???

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I discovered this week, Tokyo City is the No 1 emitter of CO2.

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zichiToday  05:16 pm JST

I discovered this week, Tokyo City is the No 1 emitter of CO2.

Country: "China is the largest emitter of carbon dioxide gas in the world, with 10.06 billion metric tons in 2018.2 The primary source of CO2 emissions in China is fossil fuels, notably coal burning. About 58% of the total energy derived in China came from coal alone in 2019, and since coal is rich in carbon, burning it in China's power and industrial plants and boilers releases large amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere. Also, China is one of the largest importers of oil, which contributes to large CO2 emissions through the country's use of motor vehicles"

https://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/092915/5-countries-produce-most-carbon-dioxide-co2.asp

City: " Seoul is the world's top city when it comes to carbon footprint. Air pollution is its biggest environmental and health concern: More than 30,000 tons of harmful pollutants are emitted from just 10 old coal-fired power plants, accounting for around 20 percent of South Korea's total pollution."

https://www.dw.com/en/top-10-cities-with-the-largest-carbon-footprint/g-44177013#:~:text=Seoul%2C%20South%20Korea,of%20South%20Korea's%20total%20pollution.

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OssanAmerica

I didn’t mention any country. I read a report this week on the CO2 emission of city’s. Tokyo, to my surprise was top of the list.

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Tokyo produces 62 million tons of CO2, 40% comes from the commercial sector. Japan produces 1300 million tons.

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The city with the worst CO2 emissions is Tokyo, Japan. Here are the details:

Total emissions in 2014: 70.13 million tons of CO2 equivalent

Transport, industrial, waste, and local power plants: 27.61 million tons of CO2 equivalent — #6 most in study

Grid-supplied energy produced outside the city boundary: 42.52 million tons of CO2 equivalent — #1 most in study

Population in 2014: 13.5 million

https://247wallst.com/investing/2021/10/10/this-city-emits-the-most-carbon-dioxide-in-the-world/

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China is the largest emitter of carbon dioxide gas in the world

Tokyo City is the No 1 emitter of CO2.

These are total numbers. Is the amount her head of population not more significant? For China, it is 7.38 tons per person. For comparison, the USA is 15.52 and Japan is 9.7.

https://www.worldometers.info/co2-emissions/co2-emissions-per-capita/

I'll let someone else search out the city numbers.

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China seems to be doing a magnificent job of maximizing viral biodiversity in its bat caves. Just saying .......

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Total emissions in 2014: 70.13 million tons of CO2 equivalent

Population in 2014: 13.5 million

But the greater Tokyo metropolitan area has something closer to 30 million people living in it. I'm not a climate skeptic but I have to question how the research can be sure that amount of CO is only attributable to the 13.5 million in Tokyo proper and not a result of activity for the larger metropolitan area? Just curious, not intending to be snarky.

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