China, Climate Change and the Arctic Environment

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This chapter offers an account of China’s ecological footprint in the Arctic. Because China is the world’s biggest carbon dioxide emitter and a significant contributor of short-lived climate pollutants, the chapter pays special attention to China’s role in international efforts to tackle climate change. In addition to China’s domestic climate policies, the chapter elaborates the state’s contribution to international climate negotiations under the United Nations climate regime. It also introduces the ways in which China’s Arctic policy addresses climate change and reviews China’s potential to reduce black carbon and other pollutants.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChinese Policy and Presence in the Arctic
EditorsTimo Koivurova, Sanna Kopra
PublisherBrill Nijhoff
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-40842-5
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-40841-8
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

SeriesStudies in Polar Law