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FY 2016/2017 Research Topic: C-38
The "Critical Roles" of the U.S. and China and their Influence on the Establishment of a New Climate Change Regime


This research project analyzes and verifies the critical roles which the U.S. and China have been playing since before the 15th Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework of Climate Change Conference) held in Copenhagen in 2009. In particular, the various bilateral and multilateral talks initiated and participated in by the U.S. and China outside the political context of the UN actually influenced the building of an international framework. Verifying the critical roles of the two countries in regards to the serious stagnation in climate change negotiations, which is one of the problems that demands an international regime to address, could be an important reference when studying other global issues. This research may be able to answer as a policy proposal how major countries get involved in writing the rulebook for global frameworks and how countries can step forward with each other beyond conflicting interests in the scheme of international cooperation.


April 2016 - March 2017

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] CHENG Fang-Ting
  • Article submitted to an external academic journal