Dr. Zhang Haibin is an associate professor at Peking Universityʼs School of International Studies. His major research areas are global environmental politics and international organisations.
Barack Obama’s presidency offers a unique chance for China and the United States to cooperate on environmental issues. Zhang Haibin explains why.
The environment is becoming part of the core agenda in both countries, and international cooperation is growing. But, writes Zhang Haibin, if the two nations cannot take genuine action, global efforts may yet be wasted.
Lack of mutual trust is among the problems hampering cooperation on global-warming issues. But, writes Zhang Haibin, if the world’s two largest emitters of greenhouse gases do not overcome the obstacles between them, their relations as a whole may suffer.