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September 18, 2019

Last year China emitted more heat-trapping gases than the US and Europe combined. There is no solution to climate change without China. In 2018, China led the world in deployment of solar power, wind power, hydropower, nuclear power and electric...

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

Climate change is an urgent challenge. We are nowhere on track to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement in countries around the world. Action depends not just on reducing emissions here at home, but meeting rapid...

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Report

In the Guide to Chinese Climate Policy, David Sandalow examines China's emissions, explores the impacts of climate change in China, provides a short history of China's climate policies and discusses China’s principal climate policies today. This up-to-date Guide is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in China, climate change or both as China is the world’s leading emitter of heat-trapping gases by a wide margin. Read an introduction and explore the table of contents.

View of the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in China in misty ambiance
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Report

Philippe Benoit explores the role of state-owned enterprises in climate change, examines the effectiveness of market-oriented solutions such as carbon taxes in changing SOE behavior, and evaluates some other potential strategies for reducing their emissions.

Columbia Energy Exchange Podcast

For the past 68 years, BP has published its Annual Statistical Review of World Energy, an impressive collection of global energy data that offers a retrospective view of what...

Loading Dock in China
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Commentary

CGEP Fellow and Senior Research Scholar Jonathan Elkind surveys the considerable environmental impacts of the Belt and Road Initiative in its current form and highlights several approaches to limit—and ideally eliminate—negative environmental impacts.

Event
April 10, 2019

Please join Columbia Global Centers | Beijing for a public lecture on China's energy transformation in the era of deglobalization, featuring CGEP Fellow Jianjun Kevin Tu.

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Commentary

In the third edition of their annual Changing Global Gas Order series, authors Akos Losz, Tim Boersma and Tatiana Mitrova offer their perspective of the trends and developments that emerged in the global natural gas market in 2018. 

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Testimony

Dr. Erica Downs testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on China-Russia Energy Relations

Power lines and a windmill against a bright sun.
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This effort develops an energy-for-development framework to analyze the energy transformations of developing countries in the 21st century. The framework is constructed around the five pillars of energy exports: growing local consumption, securing more energy, global impacts, and access for homes and businesses.

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