Global negotiations over action on climate change in 2010 have been plagued by differences between developed and developing nations over who should be asked to shoulder the burden of cuts in emissions. Developing countries have been reluctant to promise emission cuts, citing the impact on necessary economic development. Many developing countries say the developed nations of the West have asked developing nations to shoulder unreasonable responsibilities. In this China Daily cartoon, posted by artist Will Luo (罗杰) to, an armor-clad knight representing the West shoves a Chinese peasant forward at the tip of his lance to face a towering green dragon representing carbon emissions. The Chinese peasant is used to represent to plight of developing nations under the demand for global emissions cuts.

David Bandurski

CMP Director

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