Sino-Indian climate cooperation : implications for the international climate change regime

Wu, F ORCID: 2012, 'Sino-Indian climate cooperation : implications for the international climate change regime' , Journal of Contemporary China, 21 (77) , pp. 827-843.

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The international climate change regime is comprised of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol. Under the regime, China and India, two of the largest developing countries, have been exempted from any binding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets that apply to developed countries. However, with their GHG emissions increasing, China and India have faced growing international pressure to undertake binding mitigation obligations in international climate change negotiations. To enhance their bargaining power in the negotiations, China and India have been cooperating with each other, which has not only led to a new approach to addressing climate change but also defended the ethical benchmark of the regime. In addition, their cooperation has weakened the EU's traditional leadership status and the leadership ambitions of the US such that China and India will now play a more important role in shaping the future of the regime.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Contemporary China
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1067-0564
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Depositing User: F Wu
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2020 12:48
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 21:44

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