China’s environmental outcomes reflect its natural resource endowment, the nature of the domestic political economy, and its stage of development and role in the international economic system. Those outcomes are, put simply, increasingly threatening both China’s domestic growth and stability and the global capacity to deal with the critical issue of climate change. Is it realistically possible for China to achieve better environmental results?
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Dr. Lieberthal is a visiting Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution John L. Thornton China Center. He is Professor of Political Science and Business Administration at the University of Michigan. He recently published the report, Overcoming Obstacles on US-China Cooperation on Climate Change, with David Sandalow. This was widely circulated within WRI and the broader policy community.