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The Western Context Of Climate Change And China's Response From The Perspective Of International Law

Posted on:2012-02-11Degree:MasterType:Thesis
Country:ChinaCandidate:Y T ChenFull Text:PDF
GTID:2216330338964896Subject:International Law
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In recent years, since the first commitment period under the "Kyoto Protocol" will expires in 2012, western society has an intention of abandoning "the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change" and avoiding the "Kyoto Protocol" , in order to develop new international rules to address climate change. As the representatives of the western developed countries, the Europe and America have been vying for rights of controlling and making rules for climate change. The theory and background formulates the western context of climate change. In the study of international negotiations and theory of climate change, the main developed countries take advantage of the western context of climate change to create and guide policies in order to redistribute global political and economical interests. By this way, the western countries successfully seize the rights of controlling and making rules for climate change. Copenhagen Conference is a turning point of China to react to climate change and promote the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. Although under the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol, China does not assume the responsibility of reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, after the Copenhagen Conference, China made a voluntary commitment to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions, and reacts to climate change international affairs more positively. This article will analyze and summarize the western context of climate change and its associated theory background on the basis of choosing the typical western countries'legislations, policies, and papers. And this article will also analyze the international challenge and dilemma of China, and conclude a theory source and strategetic choice for current China as response to western countries in the new situations of climate change international negotiations. This will also be a preliminary experiment and exploration on climate change issue to lay down a legal theory resource for China's strategy.The first chapter of this article is to introduce the evolution of theory from science to international law for climate change, including the content, the formulation and development of climate change under international law. The second chapter will summarize the western context of climate change by making example of Europe and America, and analyze this issue from two parts, including international affairs and international studies. The third chapter will conclude the China's voice and resource for the western context of climate change, including legislation, policies, industry practices, and international theory. This chapter emphasizes the principle of"common but differentiated responsibilities","equal per capita entitlement", and principle of fairness. And it also suggests deepening these theories to refute western context of climate change theoretically. Besides, it also suggests a theory of privatization of state responsibility under the international environmental law to address the climate change issue. The forth chapter indicates China's basic attitude to response to climate change international issues in future, including overall coordination of international and domestic affairs, and the convergence of climate change and political and economic interests..
Keywords/Search Tags:limate Change, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Kyoto Protocol, Principle of"common but differentiated responsibilities", Equal Per Capita Entitlement
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