Potentials for China – Philippine Cooperation on Climate Action

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Potentials for China - Philippine Cooperation on Climate Action


A summary of the 139-page white paper prepared by Laurence Delina

Unabated, climate disruptions continue to manifest through extreme weather events such as super typhoons, prolonged drought conditions, and abnormal precipitation patterns, as well as sea level rise and ecosystem disturbances, directly impacting human and non-human lives, communities, and ecosystems. China and the Philippines are not spared of these ongoing changes. The vulnerabilities to climate impacts of their communities, both coastal and inland, are projected to be among the most severe.

This is a summary of the 139-page white paper prepared by Laurence Delina. He is a research fellow at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University where he leads a research project on the future of energy systems in developing countries. He received a Rachel Carson Fellowship in 2017 and was twice a Visiting Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School.

This white paper is commissioned by Oxfam in the Philippines, with support from Oxfam Hong Kong,with the aim of provoking a discussion among government agencies and civil society organizations in China and the Philippines about the potentials for bilateral cooperation on climate change action. The views of this paper are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Oxfam.

This paper was published in both Chinese and English.

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