University of International Relations
Georgetown’s Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues addresses climate change-related issues and opportunities for cooperation through research, publications, and events that engage faculty, students, and leading stakeholders in both countries.
From spring 2016 to fall 2017, the Research Group on Climate Change, convened by Dr. Joanna Lewis of Georgetown University in collaboration with Dr. Zhang Xiliang of Tsinghua University, brought together a team of experts from the United States and China for a structured dialogue around key academic and policy issues relating to clean energy technology cooperation, climate finance, and climate policy implementation. The research group met three times in Washington and Beijing to advance a shared research agenda and inform relevant stakeholders for better policy and practical cooperation in bilateral and multilateral contexts. Learn more about the group's members and their work in the sections below.
The U.S.-China Energy and Climate Cooperation Working Group, led by Dr. Joanna Lewis, convenes key U.S.-based stakeholders. The group will meet quarterly over the course of the 2018-2019 academic year to share information on ongoing “Track I” activities, opportunities for “Track II” cooperation, and developments in U.S. and Chinese energy and climate policy that influence the bilateral dynamic and wider global agenda. In spring 2019 the group will host a public colloquium on Georgetown’s campus with Chinese participants.
For an overview of Georgetown’s engagement with climate change issues across schools and programs, visit the Global Georgetown website and explore the links below.
In June 2016 the Initiative constituted a U.S.-China Research Group on Climate Change. In this video members of the research group discuss the importance of U.S.-China collaboration on climate change and how the Georgetown U.S.-China Initiative contributes to bilateral dialogue and advances research on key academic and policy issues.
Center for American Progress
School of Foreign Service
Associate Professor, Convener, U.S.-China Research Group on Climate Change
November 2, 2017
On November 2-3, 2017, the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global issues held a two-day research dialogue on climate change in Washington, D.C. Professor Joanna Lewis (Georgetown University), in collaboration with Professor Zhang Xiliang…
October 9, 2016
On October 10-11, 2016 the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues hosted a two-day research dialogue on climate change at the Carnegie- Tsinghua Center in Beijing. Professor Joanna Lewis (Georgetown University), in collaboration with…
June 28, 2016
On June 28 to 30, 2016, the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues hosted a two-day research dialogue on climate change. Professor Joanna Lewis (Georgetown University), in collaboration with Professor Zhang Xiliang (Tsinghua University)…
Market Drivers such as Venture Capital are Promoting Renewable Energy Innovation and Development in China
August 30, 2018
This working paper is adapted (with permission) from “Market-oriented Incentives to the Innovation of New Energy Companies,” published in China Industrial Economics (2017, No. 12).
May 1, 2018
This article was published in the American Economic Association's Papers and Proceedings by scholars in the initiative's U.S.-China Research Group on Climate Change as part of their collaborative research.
January 8, 2018
This working paper was published in Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions by scholars in the initiative's U.S.-China Research Group on Climate Change as part of their collaborative research. It has since been adapted…
February 23, 2017
This background report provides a general overview of the evolution of the critical issue of climate change in U.S.-China relations and its wider implications for world affairs.
Blog Posts : The Challenges of Globalization
| February 12, 2018
The Trump administration has taken a different approach to climate change issues. Now, some are saying China will replace the United States as global leader in climate change. What are your thoughts on this?
This blog is part of an exit interview…
| February 5, 2018
In the last year and a half, you have been involved in the Georgetown U.S.-China Research Group on Climate Change. How has this impacted what you’ve been working on in this field?
This blog is part of an exit interview conducted by the initiative as…
| January 3, 2018
Since 2008 how would you characterize the steps forward you have seen in collaboration with China?
This blog is part of an exit interview conducted by the initiative as the Research Group on Climate Change concludes its first phase. Group members…
| December 8, 2017
Please share a brief introduction of how you started working on U.S.-China climate cooperation and what your research focus is?
In these blog posts, members of the initiative's Research Group on Climate Change reflect on the career path that led them…
| November 23, 2016
How can the United States and China help shape the global agenda on climate change? In these blog posts, participants of the initiative's faculty research group on climate change offer their insight on Sino-U.S. climate cooperation.
Professor Hao Min, University of International Relations | November 23, 2016
As the world's two largest greenhouse gas emitters, China and the United States have long been facing great international pressure to reduce emissions. In the past three decades, Sino-U.S. climate cooperation has experienced a transition process…
Professor Qi Shaozhou, Wuhan University | November 23, 2016
The willingness and attitudes of China and the United States play a significant role in shaping the global climate change agenda.
From 2014 to early 2016, China and the United States issued several joint statements on climate change and successfully…
Professor Joanna Lewis, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service | November 23, 2016
The United States and China have been cooperating on climate change and clean energy for several decades. Since 2009 this cooperation has been greatly enhanced and expanded, resulting in thousands of people from both countries working together to do…