The European Union and China: decarbonising together?

In view of the upcoming COP27 in Egypt, Pascal Lamy analyses where the EU and China stand on their paths to decarbonisation. Theformer Director-General of the World Trade Organisation explains why – in spite of persisting divergences,he believes Brussels and Beijing should and could tighten their cooperation in this crucial endeavour. PascalLamy identifies 6 key areas where more EU-China cooperation is needed: Emission Trading Scheme, Trade, Technology, Finance, Oceans and Deforestation. Notwithstanding the looming geopolitical rivalries, this blog post argues that, by starting to work together on these 6 areas, the EU and China can step uptheir impact and better deliver for the climate.

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