China has filled some of the void on climate change leadership left by US President Donald Trump’s decision to quit the 2015 Paris climate pact by curbing its own greenhouse emissions and it has done so without seeking to dominate the talks, delegates told Reuters. Some nations had expected Beijing would be more active in making proposals at the Nov. 6-17 talks among almost 200 nations to push its views that the rich should be doing far more to cut greenhouse gas emissions and to provide finance to poor nations. But its delegation has acted broadly in line with past meetings on climate change, other delegates say, championing the cause of emerging nations and pointing to its domestic programs to limit carbon dioxide emissions. “They were rather quiet in the meetings,” one senior European negotiator said at the talks. “Their focus is very much on action at home.”
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