Promoting China-US Subnational Cooperation on Clean Energy Development Study of Policies on Energy Saving, and Renewable Energy in Guangdong Province and California

Abstract As the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases and two largest energy consumers in the world, joint action by China and the United States can make a tremendous contribution to addressing climate change and developing clean energy. Towards this end, the Global Environmental Institute (GEI) launched a “US-China Track II Dialogue on Climate Change.” project in December 2007. GEI facilitated two informal dialogues between senior advisors to climate issues of the two countries, and subsequently organized the Chinese government delegation to the “Governor’s Global Climate Summit 1” hosted in California. Following the summit, GEI encouraged high-level officials to carry out the diplomatic dialogue and sign the Memorandum of Understanding to Enhance Cooperation on Climate Change, Energy and Environment (MOU).
Author Global Environmental Institute, November 2009
1 Energy and Climate, 1.3 China and International Relations in the Energy Sector