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February 14, 2018

Responding To: Building a Career in Climate Change Research

From Intellectual Property Rights to Sino-U.S. Climate Cooperation

Hao Min

I chose this research topic based on the fact that the Sino-U.S. study of climate change has a firm research foundation. Around 2010, I was responsible for programs under the 973 Key National Infrastructure Project and conducted research on the BRIC’s cooperation on tackling climate change. My own field is based on intellectual property rights, with a focus on the development, usage and transfer of clean energy, as well as how clean energy can be popularized and applied in developing countries as soon as possible. The United States is an indispensable power in cooperation on climate change issues. No matter which country you are cooperating with, or which area you are studying it cannot be avoided. China and the United States, as the two largest economies in the world are the two largest emitters among developing and developed countries. Thus, when we talk about the issue of climate change, or how we can respond to it, regardless of whether it is cooperation among developing countries or technology transfer between developed and developing countries, the United States is an important factor that we must pay attention to. The Georgetown U.S.-China Research Group on Climate Change is an excellent platform for in depth research focusing on how the United States and China can cooperate and respond to climate change. It offers opportunities for cooperation in areas such as diplomacy, politics and law. Intellectual property is also an indispensable element in this area, so I joined the Chinese team and participated in the joint research with great pleasure.

Hao Min is the vice dean of the Department of International Politics at the University of International Relations in Beijing. She is a participant in the Initiative for U.S. -China Dialogue on Global Issues faculty research group on climate change. 

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