Journal Article - American Journal of Chinese Studies

Understanding China's Climate Change Policy—From Both International and Domestic Perspectives

| Forthcoming October 2009

Abstract

China's climate change policy expresses both continuity and change over time. Continuity is observed in China's active involvement in policy formation, both domestically and internationally. Changes are reflected both in China's institutional arrangements on climate change mitigation and adaptation and increasing flexibility in international negotiations. Both continuity and change can be attributed to international and domestic factors. Among China's foreign policy objectives are enhancing its international image, international engagement, sovereignty concerns, and solidarity with developing countries. Domestic objectives include the need for continued economic development, increased attention to environmental protection, and social learning effects.

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For Academic Citation: Wang, Bo. Understanding China's Climate Change Policy—From Both International and Domestic Perspectives.” American Journal of Chinese Studies, vol. 16. no. 2. (Forthcoming October 2009) .

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