lse connections with aiib ms jin leju
ecological civilisation-- ideology moderately prosperous 2050 green 2060 end poverty 2020
bretton woods global instiutions when china weak
tried more recently imf - tried even harder since - many think tanks what does ecoli=ogical civilisation and eg connect msrxism clean green prsperous
lse debate on china environmental reations
Lawrence Niu 12:40 PM
This is Lawrence Niu from the LSE MSc IPE programme. Many thanks to the speakers. I am very interested in the Chinese response to the recent EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), which will effect international trade tremendously. I would love to hear your thoughts about the idea/possibility China establishing a responding carbon market to cope with the CBAM, and even hence form another trading bloc with its own carbon trading rules. Thank you very much.
chris macrae (You) 12:14 PM Dismissed by host
why does your book cost 150$ what size of readership were you aiming for?
Lara Lázaro Touza 12:17 PM
Hi, Many thanks. A quick question, if I may. How does the interplay of actors affect the investments along the Belt and Road initiative and to what extent this affects global climate governance under the UNFCCC?
Emanuele Campiglio 12:32 PM
Thanks for the interesting talks. I would be interested in hearing your views on the diversity/homogeneity of intents within the Chinese institutional framework. For instance, the People’s Bank of China has been very active at the international level on environmental matters (e.g. via its role in the NGFS). How is this aligned/disaligned with initiatives by different ministries, the NDRC, the Party, etc.? How are competing interests (e.g. climate cooperation vs other geopolitical strategies) reconciled internally by Chinese institutions?
Mirella Mirella 12:34 PM
Thank you for all the great presentations. How technology could play in China environmental agendas? How the technology could play in the environmental issues?
Kim Vender 12:38 PM
Hi, thanks for the interesting presentations. I have a few questions for Dr Wang-Kaeding: 1) You said that interests and ideas are co-constitutive in China. Could you maybe elaborate a bit more on that? How exactly are they co-constituting each other and what kind of ideas are we talking about? 2) Did I understand this correctly: The main audience for the "ecological civilisation" concept is domestic for local governments? Does the national gov then also target the international audience with this concept? and lastly more a comment than a question: 3) The argument that interest groups' negotiations with the central gov decides how much the state commits to environmental agreements seems to completely omit the role of China's leaders as main deciders on Chinese foreign policy. I think we thereby miss the important factor of leaders' roles in FP, which especially in authoritarian regimes can be so decisive (not to say that China is monolothic though). Thank you!
TAMAKI TAKAO 12:47 PM
Thank you for the great presentation. I have a question to Dr. Robert Falkner. You mentioned that Chinese diplomacy tend to challenge existing international order (“western”). However, as we see that China’s pledge on 2060 carbon neutral and to foreign investment on coal plants, it seems that China is rather moving in to the “westernized” international order. In this regard, China was stronger on CBDR in the past negotiations, representing G77. How should we perceive this trend and future prospective? Will there be a probability that China may seek to create an alternative rule in technical level related to climate change (Carbon boarder adjustment, EVs, etc)?
Kim Vender 12:48 PM
I also would like to pose a question to Dr Falkner: You spoke of contestation within China over its climate/economic policies. Do you have the understanding that there is contestation within China's political elite (e.g. within the Politburo Standing Committee) and/or within the bureaucracy about a leadership role for China in the climate change field internationally? Thank you.
Paige Bains 12:50 PM
Thank you very much for these insightful presentations. I would like to hear more about the socio-politcial implications of China's response to the climate crisis. If the CCP responds poorly to the climate crisis, then what could it mean for the relationship between the public and the state?