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Governing EU-Asia Climate Relations – by David Belis

September 5, 2012

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Shanghai air pollution sunset (Wikicommons)

Due to double-digit economic growth and related booming greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, major Asian developing economies such as China and, to a lesser extent, India have moved center-stage in all important areas of global governance. The restructuring of the global world order has a particularly profound impact on the global climate regime, as established by the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Since the 2009 Copenhagen summit, China in particular has assumed a pivotal role in international climate negotiations. As a result, the relationship between China and the most active player in the climate regime, the European Union, has become a key element for future climate governance practices. […]

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