China’s quest for global climate leadership

China’s quest for global climate leadership

East Asia Forum·2021-06-25 00:04

Author: Chen Gang, NUS

Climate change is a grave challenge for global governance and human survival. Yet due to the exorbitant cost of reducing carbon emissions, few powers have demonstrated political and economic leadership until recently, when a number of major carbon emitters — the United States, China, the European Union, Japan and South Korea — announced their carbon neutrality pledges. The European Union first committed to carbon neutrality, which might have spurred others to follow suit.


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