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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.