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How China’s Coal Commitment Went up in Smoke
August 31, 2022

How China’s Coal Commitment Went up in Smoke

By Bonnie Girard
The flip-flop on coal policy makes it clear that China’s climate goals take a backseat to energy security and self-sufficiency.

In China, Coal Is Winning With an ‘Energy Security’ PR Campaign
July 20, 2022

In China, Coal Is Winning With an ‘Energy Security’ PR Campaign

By Wu Jinghan
China’s coal industry is back in swing and using “energy security” as a synonym for coal helps it grow. 
Worried About Economic Growth, China Promotes Coal
April 26, 2022

Worried About Economic Growth, China Promotes Coal

By Joe McDonald
The re-emphasis on coal is a setback to efforts to cut emissions, as it “locks China into a more high-carbon path.”

India and China Can Quit Coal Earlier, But the World Must Work Alongside Them
December 09, 2021

India and China Can Quit Coal Earlier, But the World Must Work Alongside Them

By Beibei Yin
We need a much more ambitious global partnership on the phasing out of coal, one that thinks and acts beyond what is perceived as feasible today.

Explaining China’s Climate Cop Out
December 08, 2021

Explaining China’s Climate Cop Out

By William Hurst
Domestic factors continue to hold back the implementation of the Chinese government's ambitious climate promises.

Despite Xi’s Pledge, China Is Financing Coal Power Plants in Bosnia and Herzegovina
November 30, 2021

Despite Xi’s Pledge, China Is Financing Coal Power Plants in Bosnia and Herzegovina

By Wawa Wang and Nils Resare
Despite a pledge to stop financing coal power abroad, overseas coal power plants financed by Chinese banks and state-owned enterprises are still moving forward - including in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Judith Shapiro on the Future of China’s Climate Policy
November 09, 2021

Judith Shapiro on the Future of China’s Climate Policy

By Jesse Turland
A discussion of China’s role at COP26, the significance of China’s blackouts induced by coal shortages, and future directions China’s climate policy might take.
China’s Overseas Coal Pledge Is Not a Climate Change Gamechanger
October 18, 2021

China’s Overseas Coal Pledge Is Not a Climate Change Gamechanger

By Mathias Lund Larsen
Over-enthusiasm for Xi’s coal pledge will let China get away with lower overall climate ambitions.

On China, COVID-19, and Coal
April 03, 2020

On China, COVID-19, and Coal

By Antti Tulonen
Can the EU convince China not to lean on coal for its economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis?

China’s Largest Insurer Must Walk Its Climate Talk
March 20, 2020

China’s Largest Insurer Must Walk Its Climate Talk

By Peter Bosshard
If Ping An really wants to be an “active global influencer,” it needs to rethink its coal insurance policies.

Time for China to Stop Bankrolling Coal
April 29, 2019

Time for China to Stop Bankrolling Coal

By Aiqun Yu and Christine Shearer
China is out of step with the world on coal, at home and abroad.
China’s Empty Promises of Green Energy for Africa
September 26, 2018

China’s Empty Promises of Green Energy for Africa

By Jill van de Walle
Despite a verbal emphasis on renewables, most Chinese energy financing in Africa goes to coal, oil, and gas.

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