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Diplomacy, responsibility and China’s climate change policy

Paul G. Harris

in China's responsibility for climate change

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9781847428134
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301844 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847428134.003.0001
Diplomacy, responsibility and China’s climate change policy

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With the increasingly central role of China very much in mind, this book aims to assess how China's longstanding concerns about international fairness and justice can be squared against the pressing need for an effective international regime and effective domestic policies that limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This chapter lays a foundation for the chapters that follow. It begins by describing very briefly some of the science and international diplomacy of climate change, before summarising some key aspects of Chinese climate policy and providing some possible explanations for that policy.

Keywords: climate diplomacy; China; Chinese climate policy; climate change; GHG emissions

Chapter.  8214 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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