China delays climate change plan indefinitely

China has delayed indefinitely its national “action plan” on climate change, which was due to be released on Monday, the Financial Times has reported.
No explanation was given for the move, which came after exhaustive consultations among ministries in Beijing and provincial and local governments.
The action plan would be China’s first considered response to the latest science on climate change and would provide the basis for its position in negotiations for a possible post-Kyoto international accord.
China has resisted setting mandatory targets for emissions but will propose cutting emissions of greenhouse gases per unit of economic output by 40% from 2000 to 2020, according to Reuters.