Climate change: an opportunity for EU-China cooperation

Authors : Teresa RiberaWith / 02nd of July 2015

It's time to shift from the well-known statement that climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing humankind to a new affirmation.

The most important single factor to ensure that this shift becomes a reality is China’s buy-in into this new vision. The European Union is aware of China’s importance, Europe being the superpower most strongly backing a UN response to global issues. It is now China´s turn to decide to what extent the country is ready to be a positive force in this common endeavour or, the other way round, to build its international profile on a bilateral basis.