Shaping China’s climate diplomacy : wealth, status, and asymmetric interdependence

Wu, F ORCID: 2016, 'Shaping China’s climate diplomacy : wealth, status, and asymmetric interdependence' , Journal of Chinese Political Science, 21 , pp. 199-215.

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China’s diplomacy in the post-Kyoto Protocol international climate change negotiations (ICCN) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) bears proactive and reactive feature. On the one hand, China has proactively built several new coalitions including its bilateral climate coalition with India, the BASIC group and the Like-minded Developing Countries (LMDCs) while maintaining its traditional coalition with the Group-77 and China to facilitate its bargaining power against developed countries and their negotiating blocs. On the other hand, however, China has reactively made significant compromises to its negotiation partners on mitigation obligations of greenhouse gas emissions. Such a proactive and reactive feature of China’s climate diplomacy has been mainly shaped by: first, China’s desire to maximize its wealth/profits from its participation in the Clean Development Mechanism; secondly, its desire to build a responsible great power status in the international system; and thirdly, its asymmetric dependence on the developed countries especially the US and the EU for transferring climate mitigation-related technologies.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Chinese Political Science
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 1080-6954
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Depositing User: F Wu
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2020 10:54
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 21:44

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