Steam rises from a coal processing plant in central China’s Shanxi Province. Photo: AP
Steam rises from a coal processing plant in central China’s Shanxi Province. Photo: AP
Neil Newman
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Neil Newman

Sorry Boris, but without China the COP is a flop

  • The British leader can enjoy a feeling of self-importance for hosting COP26 in Glasgow but at the end of the day, if the world’s biggest polluter won’t play ball, it’s all for nothing
  • Perhaps carbon has become a sideshow at the climate conference, which is used as a forum to air grievances

Steam rises from a coal processing plant in central China’s Shanxi Province. Photo: AP
Steam rises from a coal processing plant in central China’s Shanxi Province. Photo: AP
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