Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

Governing Climate Change at Global Cities: A Case Study of Beijing

Beijing skyline

The research aims to understand the roles of non-nation state actors including the municipal government, businesses, and NGOs in Beijing’s climate change governance and draw implications for national climate policy and the post-Kyoto climate regime. The research examines and evaluates Beijing’s climate change governance including policies, strategies, and actions, identifies and assesses incentives and barriers behind the strategies and actions being undertaken, and analyzes the impact of the Beijing Olympics on Beijing’s climate change policy and the city’s potential to become a national model for developing a low carbon economy.

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