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Trends of Global Climate Politics and China’s Role

Feb 12, 2018 | 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM

Objective of the Workshop

The withdrawal of the US from the Paris treaty and increasing influence of China as an economic power are changing the landscape of global climate politics. Against this background, it is of vital importance to explore what kind of role Europe and China can play to “make our planet great again”. The workshop intends to enhance the understanding of global climate politics as well as China's approach to climate change governance in the mitigation and adaptation sectors and its potential role in the world, and to provide some novel ideas for the discourse over the global climate politics.


9.00 – 9.15 Registration and coffee

9.15 – 9.30 Welcome Address: Verena Blechinger-Talcott (Graduate School of East Asian Studies/Freie Universität Berlin)

9.30 – 10.10 Keynote Speech: Louise van Schaik (Clingendael Institute)

The EU as a Global Actor in the Climate Talks and the Link between Climate Change, Migration and Security

10.10 – 10.50 Keynote Speech: Fuqiang YANG (Natural Resources Defense Council, Beijing)

Assessing China’s New Climate Policy under Xi Jinping

10.50 – 11.15 Coffee break and networking

11.15 – 11.35 Susanne Dröge (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik)

China and the G77 – A Reshuffling in the Climate Negotiations?

11.35 – 11.55 Jonna Nyman (University of Sheffield)

China’s Energy-Climate Nexus  The Energy Security Paradox and Implications for Combating Climate Change

11.55 – 12.15 Junhua Zhang (Graduate School of East Asian Studies/Freie Universität Berlin)

Daunting Challenges but a Great Chance for Good Governance – Assessing China’s Efforts in Promoting Nationwide Carbon Trade

12.15 – 12.45 Discussion

12.45 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 14.20 Sabrina Habich-Sobiegalla (Freie Universität Berlin)

China as Global Leader in Renewable Energy Development? The Case of Gansu Province

14.20 – 14.40 Julia Teebken (Graduate School of East Asian Studies/Freie Universität Berlin)

Adaptation in China – A Comparative Analysis

14.40 – 15.00  Xin WANG (Science Po)

Consolidating EU-China Climate Relation through Third-Country Cooperation Mechanism

15.00 – 15.30 Discussion

Those who are interested in participating in the workshop, please send an email to Miss Tao: yytao@zedat.fu-berlin.de.

This workshop has been organized by Junhua Zhang in collaboration with the Graduate School of East Asian Studies and the Confucius Institute, Freie Universität Berlin.

Time & Location

Feb 12, 2018 | 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM

TOPOI Villa,
Hittorfstr. 18
14195 Berlin