Technology vs diplomacy: who's winning the climate race?

China has sped ahead of the world in green technology investment – the informal measure of climate action that may in the end be even more successful than a formal UNFCCC climate deal.

DURBAN, South Africa (Reuters) - China has roared to the front of a green technology race that ultimately could do more to save the planet than the endless hours of UN negotiations, that year after year have failed to deliver an adequate response to climate change.

The latest climate talks in the South African port city of Durban, which dragged on in bitter debate on Friday, might manage incremental steps towards a new treaty on limiting global warming.

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