CLIMATE CHANGE POLICIES OF US AND CHINA: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
Keywords:Climate Change Policies, Domestic Factors, International Determinants, Socio-Economic Context, Interplay, Responsibility Bearers
To what extent Climate Change policies adopted by the United States (US) and China are a consequence of their respective
domestic and international milieu, is this article’s subject of inquiry. It compares the Climate Change policies of the US and China and argues that domestic and international socio-economic and political contexts together have helped shape the manner in which China and the US are dealing with climate change. Both powers collectively contribute about forty-five percent of global Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. Therefore, they are not only the main stakeholders in the Climate Change actions but also the ‘responsibility bearers’ to deal with ‘Global Warming’. Both are nevertheless, failing to comply with the changing climate needs owing to the interplay of domestic and international factors that hamper the creation of efficient climate change policies by both states. Under the current policy environment, prospects for a reasonable GHG emission reduction seem unlikely for the two states.
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