Tag: climate change

China and Global Climate Change – From Laggard to Leader?

Written by Patrick Schroeder. In the latest turn of events in the fight against climate change, the Trump administration announced its withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, frustrating global leaders, climate scientists, renewable energy companies and environmentalists alike. At the same time, China and the EU announced their […]

China steps up as US steps back from global leadership

Written by Flynt L. Leverett and Robert Sprinkle. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s appearance at last week’s World Economic Forum shows global leadership is shifting, not drifting, toward Beijing. The most vigorous defense of globalization and multilateral cooperation was mounted not by an American statesman, but by the president of […]

Sino-US Climate Diplomacy

Written by Fuzuo Wu. China and the United States, the world’s largest and second largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters, have transformed from opponents on how to address climate change at the global level to close partners. During President Obama’s second administration,  China and the United States have been […]