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This blog post written by Joanna Lewis, Nate Hultman, and Han Chen was featured on the U.S. International Climate Agenda Blog. This work is partially based on research from the initiative’s U.S.-China Research Group on Climate Change.

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February 1, 2021

The Biden Administration Can Mobilize Greater Climate Action With China

Author: Joanna Lewis

Now that the United States is poised to rejoin the Paris Agreement, the Biden-Harris administration should use all the tools in its diplomatic toolkit to drive climate action around the world. It will be particularly critical for the United States to support and mobilize greater climate action with China. As the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter, China has an outsized impact on America’s core interest in climate stability. Re-engagement with China on this existential challenge may also present opportunities for the undoubtedly difficult process of recalibrating the overall U.S.-China relationship during a time of geopolitical and economic tensions and technological competition.

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