China can cut its carbon emissions without jeopardising economic growth if it
uses new technologies that do not emit greenhouse gases, former U.S. Vice
President Al Gore said Tuesday.
Gore cited the mobile phone industry as an example of a business that does not
need to burn fossil fuels such as oil and coal.
"There are ways to leap-frog the old, dirty technologies," said Gore, who was
speaking at the Global Brand Forum in Singapore.
China, like other developing nations, is worried that plans to cut carbon
emissions would cripple its economic development.
But Gore said the Chinese government needs to be more aggressive in fighting
global warming because the country's chronic water shortage is tied to climate
"China has a great deal at risk," he said. "The water crisis is very closely
related to the climate crisis." Millions of people in China, which is on ...