Lucia Green-Weiskel, a PhD student in political science at the CUNY Graduate Center, teaches Asian politics at Queens College. She works on climate-change policy with the Beijing-based Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation.
Beijing’s carbon-reduction targets are already far more ambitious than Washington’s.
The latest trend toward fossil fuels is dangerous for the entire planet, since China is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases.
The world’s second-largest economy is emerging as a pacesetter in solar and wind technology.