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Collaborating on Climate: Can the U.S. and China Cooperate?

Collaborating on Climate: Can the U.S. and China Cooperate?

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  • March 18, 2021
  • 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Rising to the challenge of climate change will be impossible without action by the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases, China and the United States. Yet relations between the U.S. and China are at a low point.  Will the future climate action be shaped by competition or collaboration between the United States and China?  What are the prospects for progress in the absence of robust cooperation between the two countries or with the rest of the world? What role will the private sector have in the future of climate change policies? Join a discussion with UCLA’s Alex Wang, moderated by FPRI’s Jacques deLisle, on the future of U.S.- China relations and climate change policy.

Alex Wang is a Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law and a leading expert on environmental governance and the law and politics of China. His research focuses on the social effects of the law, and the interaction of law and institutions in China and the United States.  His article, “Explaining Environmental Information Disclosure in China,” 44 Ecology Law Quarterly 865 (2018), was selected for presentation at the 2017 Harvard/Yale/Stanford Junior Faculty Forum. At UCLA, he teaches courses in torts, Chinese law, and environmental law. He has been a visiting assistant professor at UC Berkeley School of Law.

Jacques deLisle is Director of FPRI’s Asia Program, Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science,  and Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania. He specializes in Chinese politics and legal reform, U.S-China relations, cross-strait relations, and China’s engagement with the international legal order.


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