Guide to Chinese Climate Policy 

To contribute to understanding of Chinese GHG emissions, the impacts of climate change in China and Chinese climate policies we have created a Guide to Chinese Climate Policy.

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China is the world’s leading emitter of heat-trapping gases by a wide margin. In his Guide to Chinese Climate Policy, David Sandalow examines China's emissions, explores the impacts of climate change in China, provides a short history of China's climate policies and discusses China’s principal climate policies today. This up-to-date Guide is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in China, climate change or both.

View of the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in China in misty ambiance

Philippe Benoit explores the role of state-owned enterprises in climate change, examines the effectiveness of market-oriented solutions such as carbon taxes in changing SOE behavior, and evaluates some other potential strategies for reducing their emissions.

Loading Dock in China

CGEP Fellow and Senior Research Scholar Jonathan Elkind surveys the considerable environmental impacts of the Belt and Road Initiative in its current form and highlights several approaches to limit—and ideally eliminate—negative environmental impacts.

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Jonathan Pershing
Program Director of Environment, Hewlett Foundation

Climate change is an urgent challenge. We are nowhere on track to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement in countries around the world. Action depends not just on reducing emissions here at home, but meeting rapid...

Spencer Dale
Chief Economist, BP

For the past 68 years, BP has published its Annual Statistical Review of World Energy, an impressive collection of global energy data that offers a retrospective view of what has happened in the world of energy production, consumption, trade, and...

Richard Nephew
Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy

Host Jason Bordoff discusses how Iran, U.S. allies, and U.S. competitors will react to the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal with CGEP Scholar Richard Nephew.