Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/43466
Authors: 
Zhang, ZhongXiang
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di lavoro // Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei: Sustainable development 2010,91
Abstract: 
China had been singled out by Western politicians and media for dragging its feet on international climate negotiations at Copenhagen, the accusations previously always targeted on the U.S. To put such a criticism into perspective, this paper provides some reflections on China's stance and reactions at Copenhagen. While China's reactions are generally well rooted because of realities at home, some reactions could have been handled more effectively for a better image of China. The paper also addresses the reliability of China's statistics on energy and GDP, the issue crucial to the reliability of China's carbon intensity commitments. The paper discusses flaws in current international climate negotiations and closes with my suggestion that international climate negotiations need to focus on 2030 as the targeted date.
Subjects: 
Copenhagen Climate Negotiations
Emissions Reductions
Carbon Intensity Target
Binding Emissions Caps
Statistics on Energy and GDP
Coal and Energy Consumption
China
USA
JEL: 
Q41
Q43
Q48
Q52
Q54
Q58
O53
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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