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Titans of the climate : explaining policy process in the United States and China

Author: Kelly Sims Gallagher; Xiaowei Xuan; John P Holdren; Junkuo Zhang
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2018]
Series: American and comparative environmental policy.
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The United States and China together account for a disproportionate 45 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. In 2014, then-President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced complementary efforts to limit emissions, paving the way for the Paris Agreement. And yet, with President Trump's planned withdrawal from the Paris accords and Xi's consolidation of power—as well as mutual mistrust fueled by  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly Sims Gallagher; Xiaowei Xuan; John P Holdren; Junkuo Zhang
ISBN: 9780262535847 026253584X 9780262038751 0262038757
OCLC Number: 1029063303
Notes: Authors of forewords taken from cover.
Description: xxii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
National circumstances --
Comparing policymaking structures, actors, processes, and approaches --
National target formation --
Target implementation --
Why climate policy outcomes differ --
Conclusion --
Appendix : chronology of climate policies in each country.
Series Title: American and comparative environmental policy.
Responsibility: Kelly Sims Gallagher and Xiaowei Xuan ; forewords by John P. Holdren and Junkuo Zhang.

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