April 28, 2021

Success of China’s Climate Action Hinges on Three Turning Points ($)

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Despite China’s disinterest in offering new commitments at U.S. President Joe Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate, the country sits at a climate policy inflection point, writes Nicholas Institute senior fellow Jackson Ewing in an op-ed for South China Morning Post.

In the piece, Ewing says that China's prospects for achieving President Xi Jinping's target of carbon neutrality by 2060 will depend on the power of environmental inspectors, whether emissions caps are introduced, and the effectiveness of a new carbon trading system.