Explaining climate policy outcomes in the United States and China

  • Where David Attenborough Building, Room 1.25
  • When 24 October 2017 / 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kelly Sims Gallagher, Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy, Director of the Center for International Environment & Resource Policy, Fletcher School, Tufts University

The United States and China are the titans of the climate, together accounting for 45 percent of global carbon emissions. This talk focuses on domestic climate policy in the two countries because the success or failure of the Paris Agreement depends on the implementation of policies that contribute to the achievement of the targets. The focus is on the similarities and differences in the policy process in the United States and China, and how these differences affect policy outcomes.