Last month’s flooding in Venice highlighted concerns about climate change. Photo: EPA-EFE

China and EU try to forge common front to lead fight against climate change

  • Cooperation between Brussels and Beijing will take on renewed importance at this month’s Madrid summit after the US exited an agreement to limit emissions
  • Governments are increasingly aware of the need to ‘fight the same battle’, but must now find ways to translate this concurrence into action
Topic |   Climate crisis

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Last month’s flooding in Venice highlighted concerns about climate change. Photo: EPA-EFE
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China’s trade war with the US has highlighted the importance of US soybean imports. Photo: Reuters

China fears trade conflicts, climate change could pose threat to food security

  • Last month the country’s leadership produced its first report on the issue in 23 years as the trade war with the US and other issues prompted a fresh look at how it can continue to feed its population
  • While the situation is “very sound” at present, policymakers are looking for ways to counter a series of environmental and political risks
Topic |   Food and agriculture

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China’s trade war with the US has highlighted the importance of US soybean imports. Photo: Reuters
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