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EU and China’s institutional diplomacy in the field of climate change.

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This Occasional Paper aims at giving another perspective on the relevance of climate change for the EU’s foreign policy. Considering its linkages with various policy areas such as energy security, economic growth, foreign policy and even political stability, climate change is a major “game-changer” in international relations, and constitute a significant opportunity to reshape the international order according to the new global equilibria. As such, the set up of the climate change regime constitutes for the EU both an opportunity and a threat, in as much as it may either accelerate Europe’s decline as a foreign policy centre or, on the contrary, trigger a new start for its diplomatic ambitions.

The “Post-Copenhagen Era” and Cancun: an opportunity for the EU and China.

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Today there is no agreement on what should replace the Kyoto Protocol (KP) expiring in 2012. What is certain, however, is that the framing of the new climate regime may create new scenarios involving new fora and strengthening certain international players while weaking others.

Energy, environment and climate change: domestic or global challenges?

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China is facing increasing international pressure to tackle environmental-related challenges…but are these mainly local or global challenges in the eyes of China’s leadership?
This brief article underlines what Europe and the rest of the international community should consider when dealing with China and Climate Change.

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