China and Climate Change: A Strategy for U.S. Engagement
Authors: Joshua Busby, Ph.D.
In this report, Joshua Busby aims to provide strategic guidance to U.S. policymakers on engaging China on climate change. In the first section, Busby sets the context by discussing China’s energy use, emissions, and future projections, including potential emissions reductions and trajectories under different policies. In section two, he reviews China’s recent policies to address climate change and energy conservation. Busby focuses on the status of implementation of its energy-efficiency goals under its 11th Five Year Plan. He also anticipates future developments in Chinese energy and climate policy. Finally, in section three, Busby proposes a strategy for U.S. engagement of China on climate change.