China’s Environmental Foreign Relations

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REVIP Seminar Cycle

Book presentation by the author: Heidi Wang-Keading, Keele University

Abstract: Over recent decades, China has moved from being a follower towards taking on a leadership role in global environmental governance. This book discusses this important development. It examines the key role of Chinese interest groups, showing how through various domestic dynamics they have influenced how China has approached issues such as climate change and the environment. Focusing on examples of multilateral environmental treaties, bilateral cooperation, and the proposition of alternative norms – the idea of China as an "ecological civilisation" – the book provides crucial insights on the evolution of China’s approach to international relations and engagement with global environmental governance, and contributes to the discussion of what kind of power China is poised to become.

Dr Heidi Wang-Kaeding obtained her PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2017. Her doctoral thesis on China’s role in Global Environmental Governance was funded by the Montague Burton Studentship and the Goodwin Scholarship, while financial support for her fieldwork came from the Partnership PhD Mobility Bursaries Award. She received her undergraduate degree from the Hong Kong Baptist University and was the winner of Scholastic Award in 2011. She joined Keele University in September 2019. Prior to this, Dr Heidi was Assistant Professor in Asian Politics at Trinity College Dublin, working for the Department of Political Science and Trinity Centre for Asian Studies. She is one of the co-founders of the Hong Kong Studies Association.

Wednesday, March 24th 2021 from 12:30 till 2:00pm

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the seminar will be held online only. The login details will be communicated after mandatory registration via this link.

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Organizing committee

Virginie Arantes (REPI-EASt), Eric Fabri (CTP), Anna Nguyen (REPI), Marc-Antoine Sabaté (CTP & University of Cambridge), Lou Villafranca Izquierdo (REPI), Krystel Wanneau (REPI-Ulaval), Christophe Wasinski (REPI).

Cycle de séminaires REVIP

REVIP est un cycle de séminaires qui a pour but de rassembler des chercheurs en sciences sociales autour de questionnements relatifs aux modes d’existence du « vivant » et de son entrée en politique. Dans cette perspective, les rencontres organisées visent à replacer humains et non-humains au cœur des controverses qui les animent en invitant des intervenants académiques à venir échanger sur leurs recherches et leurs expériences du « vivant » dans leur domaine d’étude.

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