Author(s): Hallding, K.; Han, G.; Olsson, M.
In: Hallding, K., G. Han and Marie Olsson (2009). China’s climate- and energy-security dilemma: shaping a new path of economic growth. Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 38 (3): 119-134.
Type: Journal article
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China’s Climate- and Energy-security Dilemma: Shaping a New Path of Economic Growth
Nevertheless, even though policies are not climate-change driven, the quick (rhetorical) endorsement of low-carbon development and the strong momentum of green technologies indicate that political ambitions are in favour of finding a more sustainable development pathway.
A new growth path would, however, require a fundamental shift, with development and energy strategies being set within climate security constraints. The eventual success of this new path remains uncertain.
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