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Does the ‘Chinese model’ of environmental governance demonstrate to the world how to govern the climate?

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This debate concerns the relevance and suitability of the ‘Chinese model’ of environmental governance for the rest of the world as other countries grapple with how to govern climate change. Tianbao Qin and Meng Zhang argue that heavily directed and enforced environmental regulation, as manifested in China, is an efficient and effective form of governance for bringing about the necessary structural and behavioural changes that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Other countries can learn from this model. Lei Liu and Pu Wang counter by arguing that China’s record of environmental progress is oversold and, in any case, the ‘Chinese model’ is hard to transfer to other countries. Governing climate depends on the bottom-up interaction of multiple stakeholders at multiple levels, which is quite different from China’s national practice of top-down governance.
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Climate change, Debate, Chinese model, Environmental governance

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Qin, Tianbao, et al. “Does the ‘Chinese Model’ of Environmental Governance Demonstrate to the World How to Govern the Climate?” Contemporary Climate Change Debates, edited by Mike Hulme, Routledge, 2019, pp. 207–21.
APA
Qin, T., Zhang, M., Liu, L., & Wang, P. (2019). Does the “Chinese model” of environmental governance demonstrate to the world how to govern the climate? In M. Hulme (Ed.), Contemporary climate change debates (pp. 207–221). Abingdon and New York: Routledge.
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Qin, Tianbao, Meng Zhang, Lei Liu, and Pu Wang. 2019. “Does the ‘Chinese Model’ of Environmental Governance Demonstrate to the World How to Govern the Climate?” In Contemporary Climate Change Debates, edited by Mike Hulme, 207–21. Abingdon and New York: Routledge.
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Qin, Tianbao, Meng Zhang, Lei Liu, and Pu Wang. 2019. “Does the ‘Chinese Model’ of Environmental Governance Demonstrate to the World How to Govern the Climate?” In Contemporary Climate Change Debates, ed by. Mike Hulme, 207–221. Abingdon and New York: Routledge.
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Qin T, Zhang M, Liu L, Wang P. Does the “Chinese model” of environmental governance demonstrate to the world how to govern the climate? In: Hulme M, editor. Contemporary climate change debates. Abingdon and New York: Routledge; 2019. p. 207–21.
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T. Qin, M. Zhang, L. Liu, and P. Wang, “Does the ‘Chinese model’ of environmental governance demonstrate to the world how to govern the climate?,” in Contemporary climate change debates, M. Hulme, Ed. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2019, pp. 207–221.
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  abstract     = {This debate concerns the relevance and suitability of the ‘Chinese model’ of environmental governance for the rest of the world as other countries grapple with how to govern climate change. Tianbao Qin and Meng Zhang argue that heavily directed and enforced environmental regulation, as manifested in China, is an efficient and effective form of governance for bringing about the necessary structural and behavioural changes that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Other countries can learn from this model. Lei Liu and Pu Wang counter by arguing that China’s record of environmental progress is oversold and, in any case, the ‘Chinese model’ is hard to transfer to other countries. Governing climate depends on the bottom-up interaction of multiple stakeholders at multiple levels, which is quite different from China’s national practice of top-down governance.},
  author       = {Qin, Tianbao and Zhang, Meng and Liu, Lei and Wang, Pu},
  booktitle    = {Contemporary climate change debates},
  editor       = {Hulme, Mike},
  isbn         = {9781138333024},
  keywords     = {Climate change,Debate,Chinese model,Environmental governance},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {207--221},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  title        = {Does the ‘Chinese model’ of environmental governance demonstrate to the world how to govern the climate?},
  url          = {https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429446252},
  year         = {2019},
}