November 14, 2014 – Professors Ann Carlson and Alex Wang wrote an op-ed for Talking Points Memo about the historic climate agreement between the U.S. and China.
For the U.S., the announcement could have significant implications, both legal and political, for the centerpiece of President Obama’s climate policy, proposed rules for electric power plants. For China, the announcement is a signal that economic transformation remains the long-term goal. Both countries will need to overcome significant domestic resistance to achieve their stated goals but in our view the joint announcement strengthens the hands of both the U.S. and Chinese Presidents.
Read the op-ed.