The EU, China and Climate Action: Time to “Turn Up the Heat” on Climate Cooperation

6 May 2020

As a challenge that knows no borders, climate change cannot be confronted without global cooperation and action. Since the early 1990s, the international community has engaged in efforts to establish a global framework for climate cooperation, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and to pursue joint climate action, even though the willingness, resources and approaches among countries differ significantly. In particular, as the world lacks a clear leader in the field of climate change, eyes have been pointed at the European Union (EU) and China as potential partners in guiding global climate cooperation. Despite some positive developments in EU-China climate cooperation, the two parties should strive to enhance their cooperation in the field. The question is how?


Author: Margherita Locatelli, Junior Researcher