Title: US-China cooperation for global environmental protection

Authors: William U. Chandler, Zhou Dadi, Jessica Hamburger

Addresses: Advanced International Studies Unit (AISU), Battelle, Pacific Northwest Laboratories, 901 D Street, SW, Suite 900, Washington DC, 20024, USA. ' Energy Research Institute of the State Planning Commission, People's Republic of China. ' Advanced International Studies Unit (AISU), Battelle, Pacific Northwest Laboratories, 901 D Street, SW, Suite 900, Washington DC, 20024, USA

Abstract: Dramatic economic changes are taking place in China, increasing China|s effect on global climate, and creating opportunities for US-Chin~ cooperation in energy efficiency. China|s tremendous economic growth, low energy efficiency and heavy reliance on coal have made it the world|s second largest emitter of energy-related greenhouse gases. US technical and economic cooperation with China has been relatively meager, particularly since the events in Tiananmen Square in 1989. A new approach to China that recognizes our common interests as well as areas of conflict can include providing increased support for energy efficiency projects and lifting restrictions on trade programs in China. Promoting energy efficiency will not only reduce the risk of global warming, but will expand the market for US technology and expertise, and will accelerate social progress and the development of a market economy in China.

Keywords: China; energy efficiency; environmental protection; global warming; international cooperation; US-China cooperation; USA; United States.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGEI.1993.063641

International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 1993 Vol.5 No.2/3/4, pp.169-176

Published online: 17 Jul 2014 *

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