8 September 2016

Beyond reach? EU-China climate relations after Paris

Location Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. Speakers | Dr. Olivia Gippner.

Thursday, 8 September

13:30 – 15:00

Over the past decade, the EU has been following a “policy of unconditional engagement” vis-à-vis the PRC, pursuing its promotion of effective multilateralism. In the field of climate change China has been an increasingly important member of the UNFCCC process and a key target of European engagement policies. Regardless of geographical distance, which restricts European ability to apply coercive measures or conditionality, Europe has employed a variety of instruments in its foreign environmental policy. But how do Chinese decision-makers perceive these efforts?