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Energy and Climate Goals of China’s 12th Five-Year Plan

The 12th Five-Year Plan (FYP) adopted by the Chinese government in March 2011 devotes considerable attention to energy and climate change and establishes a new set of targets and policies for 2011-2015.[1]  While some of the targets are largely in …

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China’s Strategic Priorities in International Climate Change Negotiations

Originally appeared in The Washington Quarterly, Winter 2007-08   China’s role in an international climate change solution cannot be overstated. Now likely the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, China has become the focus of scrutiny as climate change has …

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China’s Climate Change Strategy

This article originally appeared in Chief Brief   China released its much anticipated National Climate Change Program report on June 4, 2007 [1]. This plan comes at an important time, as nations are debating next steps in the international climate …

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Policy-Based Commitments in a Post-2012 Climate Framework

This paper elaborates on the concept of policy-based commitments as one component of a post-2012 climate framework. As conceived here, the policy-based approach would be an avenue for developing countries in particular to put forward national policies of their choosing …

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For China, the Shift to Climate-Friendly Energy Depends on International Collaboration

Originally published in the January/February 2007 issue of Boston Review According to the latest International Energy Agency forecast, China may become the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases as early as 2009. While it will be many decades before China …

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