Environmental activist and campaigner Mya-Rose Craig holds a cardboard sign reading “youth strike for climate” while standing on the ice floe in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, hundreds of miles above the Arctic Circle, on September 20, 2020. Photo: Reuters Environmental activist and campaigner Mya-Rose Craig holds a cardboard sign reading “youth strike for climate” while standing on the ice floe in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, hundreds of miles above the Arctic Circle, on September 20, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Environmental activist and campaigner Mya-Rose Craig holds a cardboard sign reading “youth strike for climate” while standing on the ice floe in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, hundreds of miles above the Arctic Circle, on September 20, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Christine Loh
Opinion

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Christine Loh

US-China summit in Alaska shows road to fighting climate change is paved with political minefields

  • Is it possible for diplomats on the one hand to fervently criticise their counterparts and on the other hand, drop the animosity when it comes to dealing with climate change?

Environmental activist and campaigner Mya-Rose Craig holds a cardboard sign reading “youth strike for climate” while standing on the ice floe in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, hundreds of miles above the Arctic Circle, on September 20, 2020. Photo: Reuters Environmental activist and campaigner Mya-Rose Craig holds a cardboard sign reading “youth strike for climate” while standing on the ice floe in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, hundreds of miles above the Arctic Circle, on September 20, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Environmental activist and campaigner Mya-Rose Craig holds a cardboard sign reading “youth strike for climate” while standing on the ice floe in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, hundreds of miles above the Arctic Circle, on September 20, 2020. Photo: Reuters
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Christine Loh

Christine Loh

Christine Loh is chief development strategist and adjunct professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Institute of the Environment and Division of Environment and Sustainability. She was the former undersecretary for the environment (2012-17), and a former lawmaker. She is also the former CEO of Civic Exchange, a non-profit public policy think tank. She is a lawyer by training, a commodities trader by profession, and an author of many publications.