Written by Henrik Selin. President Trump’s much-anticipated decision to exit the Paris Agreement on climate change strikes another blow against the current multilateral international order by his administration and reinforces its America First stance toward the world.
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 […]
Written by David Tyfield. The Trump administration’s hostility towards climate action and research leaves a void in global climate politics. Could China step up? The world’s largest absolute emitter could certainly use US inaction as an excuse to backslide on its promises of greenery. But China could instead […]
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 […]
Written by Colin A. Carter and Dalia Ghanem. China has some of the worst air pollution on the globe. Research has found that long-term exposure to air pollution contributes to a significant reduction in life expectancy in China. But in addition to its serious health impacts, air pollution […]
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 […]
Written by Iselin Stensdal. As a consequence of the unparalleled economic growth in the 1990s and 2000s, China’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions also grew quickly. By 2007, China was the largest GHG emitting country. 2007 was also the year that climate change became a prioritized issue in national […]