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Duke University experts, including from the Nicholas Institute and Energy Initiative, offered comments on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest assessment report detailing the most recent understanding of observed changes in the world’s climate.

Nicholas Institute senior fellows Liz Losos and Jackson Ewing spoke to the South China Morning Post for an article about how environmental groups are putting a spotlight on the environmental and social impacts of Chinese-backed projects in Africa — many that are part of the Belt and Road Initiative.

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, writes Nicholas Institute senior fellow Jackson Ewing in an op-ed for South China Morning Post.

With South Korea, Japan, and China collectively responsible for one-third of global emissions, these East Asian powers' growing ambition is the biggest international climate change development since the Paris Agreement was ratified. In an op-ed for the South China Morning Post, Jackson Ewing and Alistair Ritchie explain the central role that emissions trading systems (ETS) with progressively tightening emissions caps are likely to play in achieving net-zero goals in each of these countries.

Jackson Ewing was one of four members of the Duke community who talked with the Office of Global Affairs about what makes a global collaboration happen during travel restrictions and other constraints from COVID-19.

This should have been a critical year for global climate change negotiations, but the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed COP26, UNFCCC's annual summit, until November 2021. Jackson Ewing writes about how the COVID gap year is affecting climate diplomacy and why the next 15 months are especially important for the path ahead.

China’s economic rebound from COVID-19 disruptions is in full swing. As with reactions to the 2008 global financial crisis and the domestic slowdown of 2015, the country appears poised for an economic rebound that puts emissions on a higher overall trajectory than would have resulted from having no slowdown at all, writes Jackson Ewing.

In a time of conflicting signals on China’s energy future, the implementation of its national emissions trading system offers unique opportunities to put the country on a long-term path toward lower greenhouse gas emissions, write Alistair Ritchie and Jackson Ewing.

As China considers an economic stimulus package, Jackson Ewing told The Straits Times that driving significant portions of its infrastructure spending to "power grid expansions and upgrades, efficiency improvements, and renewable energy generation" would benefit China environmentally, strategically, and economically in the long term.

Negotiations over international carbon markets broke down again at COP25 in Madrid. Finding common ground on how these markets work is critical to ensuring countries and businesses committed to net-zero emissions meet their targets, Jackson Ewing writes.