Reframing US-China Climate Relations: Competition as the Key to Climate Mitigation
An Earth Week and World Fest Conversation with Dr. Deborah Seligsohn
Monday, April 19 | 12-1PM PST | via Zoom
The US-China climate relationship has long been recognized to be the most important element of a successful carbon mitigation strategy worldwide. And while those in the climate community generally frame the discussion in terms of how to reinvigorate US-China cooperation, it is important to rethink the relationship in terms of competition between two countries committed to Green Industrial Policy and the opportunities that opens for a new approach. What the world requires is a new paradigm for regulating a competition in carbon reduction.
Dr. Deborah Seligsohn is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Villanova whose research focuses on Chinese politics, US-China relations and energy and environmental politics in China and India. Prior to her academic career, she had a career in policy, first with the US State Department and then with the World Resources Institute. Her overarching passions are trying to understand how to achieve better environmental outcomes by looking deeply at root causes and engaging students to follow their own passions as informed citizens and professionals.
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