Nov 08 2010
EU-China alliance - the power to take the lead on climate change
By Nick Mabey
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The failed negotiations at Copenhagen last year followed by the collapse of legislation in the United States have taken the momentum out of global climate negotiations. As the world now looks for alternative leaders to take helm and raise ambition, Nick Mabey and Bernice Lee of Chatham House explain the role that the EU and China in leading global action on climate change.
In this article published by Chinadialogue, Nick Mabey and Bernice Lee explain that greater cooperation between the two parties is the key to seizing investment opportunities that would benefit both economies enormously and put them in a position to lead the transition to a low carbon economy. They identify 4 areas in which cooperation is of high priority – from joint technology portfolios and business models to demonstration opportunities, joint standard development to strategic IPR partnerships.