Diversity and coexistence: creation of the view of global governance in Sino-U.S. climate cooperation

KANG Xiao1

(1.School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Beijing Foreign Studies University 100089)

【Abstract】Concept plays an important role in international relations, especially in relations among powers for it dictates its external strategy. Current Sino-U.S. relations are beyond bilateral fields with sufficient global implications, which means diversity and coexistence in the view of global governance may be formed in the bilateral relation, including climate change. China and the U.S. face different national interests in reality, but exist in a Tianxia system; thus, the two states must learn to exercise self-restraint and communicate with each other to coexist. According to the fifth report of IPCC, the threats and speed of climate change are deteriorating. In that case, the main greenhouse gases emitters should take responsibilities without waiting outcomes of global emission cutting convention. There is no doubt that China and the U.S. as the two largest greenhouse gases emitters should set an example for international community. The two states have made a series of achievements in climate cooperation since 2013, although still keeping lots of disputes. As a result, the global governance of climate change not only benefits from the positive progresses in Sino-U. S. climate cooperation and good interaction between bilateral cooperation and global governance with leadership filling up, efficiency raising and model creating in governance, but also reflects the creation of diversity and coexistence in the view of global governance by China and the United States.

【Keywords】 diversity and coexistence; Tianxia system; climate change; view of global governance;

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Abstract

  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Three types of research on the view of global governance
  • 3 Diversity and coexistence: the view of Sino-U.S. global governance
  • 4 Diversity and coexistence in Sino-U.S. climate cooperation
  • 5 Creation of Sino-U.S. climate cooperation on global governance of climate change
  • 6 Conclusion
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