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China must calibrate overseas lending towards Paris climate goals


Financial Times  | Thu, Dec 13, 2018

by Kevin Gallagher


Dr. Kevin P. Gallagher is a professor of global development policy at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, where he directs the Global Development Policy Center.

With the demise of US leadership on climate change, China enters this week’s Conference of the Parties to the Paris climate agreement poised to take the mantle as the world’s leader on energy and climate change.

In order to emerge as the leader, however, China will need to square its unrivalled domestic energy and climate policies with its foreign economic policy, which at the moment are the inverse of each other.

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