China's Path to a Low Carbon Economy: The Role of Governance and Institutions
Article from: OGEL 3 (2012), in OGEL Ten Years Special Issue: Internationalisation of Energy Law
China has become the largest producer and user of energy in the world, as well as the largest emitter of carbon dioxide. As a consequence, the way in which China's energy sector is governed affects us all today and will continue to do so for decades to come. Yet despite its widely recognised importance, this subject is poorly understood. We are constantly being surprised by new trends, startling achievements and unfortunate failures. As the economy continues to expand and energy demand rises, slight changes within China's energy sector result in ever-growing impacts in the ...