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THE GOVERNANCE OF CLIMATE RELATIONS BETWEEN EUROPE AND ASIA
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THE GOVERNANCE OF CLIMATE RELATIONS BETWEEN EUROPE AND ASIA

Evidence from China and Vietnam as Key Emerging Economies

9781781955987 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Hans Bruyninckx, European Environment Agency (EEA), Denmark, Qi Ye, Tsinghua University, China, Nguyen Quang Thuan, Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences, Vietnam and David Belis, Taishindo Services, Belgium
Publication Date: 2013 ISBN: 978 1 78195 598 7 Extent: 352 pp
The Governance of Climate Relations between Europe and Asia offers a thorough empirical study of the most fundamental dynamics involved in EU climate relations with China and Vietnam in the context of global climate governance.

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The Governance of Climate Relations between Europe and Asia offers a thorough empirical study of the most fundamental dynamics involved in EU climate relations with China and Vietnam in the context of global climate governance.

This book presents a study of the most important governance processes in current EU–Asia climate relations. It focuses on in-depth empirical case studies, offering a comprehensive relational perspective. Contributions on China cover the most essential issues, interests and actors, while the inquiry of EU–Vietnam relations mainly focuses on the Clean Development Mechanism as the main channel of bilateral climate action.

This landmark study will appeal to both policymakers and practitioners faced with the extraordinary task of managing the increasingly complex and multilevel interactions of current EU–Asia climate relations as well as global carbon market watchers and professionals dealing with emissions trading in the European Union, China and Vietnam. It will also be of interest to scholars and postgraduate students of international relations, Chinese and EU foreign policy, global environmental and climate governance and international law.
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‘This book is very timely. . . it provides important insights for bilateral cooperation and international negotiations. These lessons go beyond EU–China and EU–Vietnam relations. Many of them are applicable to other countries in Asia, a region which will remain a key priority for EU foreign and climate policy, not least as the EU’s largest trading partner.’
– From the foreword by Jos Delbeke, Director General, EC DG Climate Action
Contributors
Contributors: K. Bachus, D. Belis, H. Bruyninckx, V.H. Bui, J. Cao, P.-f. Chang, M.D. Dang, L. De Smet, J. Delbeke, T.N.B. Dinh, A.H. Nguyen, B.T. Nguyen, Q.T. Nguyen, Y. Qi, S. Schunz, T.T.H. Tran, S. Van Eynde
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Contents:

Foreword
Jos Delbeke

1. Introduction: Governing Climate Relations between Europe and Asia in a Restructuring World Order
David Belis, Hans Bruyninckx, Qi Ye and Nguyen Quang Thuan

PART I: THE EUROPEAN UNION, CHINA AND THE GLOBAL GOVERNANCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE
2. The Increasingly Complex Nature of EU–China Climate Relations
Hans Bruyninckx and Qi Ye

3. China, the European Union and Global Environmental Governance: The Case of Climate Change
David Belis and Simon Schunz

4. Explaining the Development of China’s Renewable Energy Policies: Comparing Wind and Solar Power
Sarah Van Eynde and Chang Pei-fei

5. Cap or Tax? Exploring the Potential for a Carbon Tax or Emissions Trading in China
Kris Bachus and Cao Jing

6. The Governance of the CDM in China: Achievements and Deficiencies
David Belis, Bui Viet Hung and Nguyen Bich Thuan

PART II: EU–VIETNAM CLIMATE RELATIONS: A STUDY OF THE CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM
7. The Role and Dynamics of the Clean Development Mechanism in EU–Vietnam Climate Relations
David Belis

8. The Vietnamese Regulatory Framework for the Clean Development Mechanism
Nguyen Quang Thuan and Tran Thi Thu Huyen

9. Public–Private Partnerships in CDM Implementation in Vietnam
Dinh Thi Ngoc Bich and Sarah Van Eynde

10. Opportunities and Challenges for Vietnamese Enterprises Involved in the CDM
Nguyen An Ha and Dang Minh Duc

11. Case-Study of Vietnamese Hydropower CDM Projects: Shortcomings and Barriers
Sarah Van Eynde, Lieven De Smet and Nguyen An Ha

PART III: CONCLUSION
12. The Governance of Climate Relations between Europe and Asia in the ‘Pivotal Decade’ (2010–2020): Evidence from China and Vietnam
David Belis and Hans Bruyninckx

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