Professor Margaret M. Pearson
As the world's biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, the US and China both formally joined the Paris global climate change agreement in December 2015. This was seen by many as heralding a new era of progress in addressing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as an important moment in China-US cooperation. Although many will understandably question both the effectiveness of the agreement, the depth of China-US cooperation was quite remarkable, especially after the relatively weak outcomes of the Copenhagen climate meetings in 2009.
With her research focuses on China's domestic political economy and Chinese foreign economic policy, Professor Pearson will offer a theoretically-grounded perspective on what led to the cooperation. She also will discuss the likely evolution of such cooperation, and the possibility for quality Chinese climate leadership, following the ascent to the US presidency by Trump in 2017.
When: Thursday 20 April 2017 6:00-7:00pm (doors open at 5:30pm)
Where: Cinema B, Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place, South Bank
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