1 November 2012


Bernice Lee OBE

Executive Director, Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy


This chapter assesses the extent to which the EU-China partnership has influenced the convergence of respective perceptions and positions on climate change. It explores whether bilateral partnerships and, notably, the EU-China one, are a relevant level of engagement in dealing with climate change and sustainable development; the shortcomings that the climate change and sustainable development debate exposes in the practice and content of the EU strategic partnership with China and how to address them.

The chapter is extracted from the report Hot Issues, Cold Shoulders, Lukewarm Partners: EU Strategic Partnerships and Climate Change, published by FRIDE, Edited by Giovanni Grevi and Thomas Renard. Full report.