Climate Change Research ›› 2018, Vol. 14 ›› Issue (2): 210-217.doi: 10.12006/j.issn.1673-1719.2017.169

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Impact of South-South Cooperation of climate change in China on adaptation negotiations in the post Paris Agreement

Shuo LIU1,2(), Yu-Cheng ZHANG3, Yu-E LI1,2(), Xin MA1,2   

  1. 1 Institute of Environmental and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
    2 Key Laboratory of Agro-Environment and Climate Change, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing 100081, China
    3 Department of Climate Change,National Development and Reform Commission, Beijing 100824, China;
  • Received:2017-08-14 Revised:2017-10-10 Online:2018-03-30 Published:2018-03-30


Adaptation to climate change is an important negotiating topic for developing countries. After the Paris Agreement decided in 2015, under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, it has become a focus that how to implement the implementation rules of adaptation issues. Developed countries are trying to put pressure on China and other big developing countries to engage in the investment in global adaptation activities. However, within developing countries, there are also differences on views of adaptation issues, which causes the difficult for developing countries to form a cohesive force. China South-South Cooperation (CSSC) in climate change, is an important form of cooperation between China and other developing countries in the field of climate change. Whether China can find a suitable point and play a certain role in adapting to negotiation or not, the advantages and disadvantages analysis and the top-level design about CSSC should be carried out as soon as possible. Through the analysis of the United States, Europe and Japan on foreign aid mechanism, the assistance requirements from major small group of developing countries, and the summary of the situation on the past China’s foreign aid project on adaptation, this paper puts forward the problems and suggestions in the future relationship between CSSC and adaptation negotiation, such as to distinguish between adaptation and mitigation assistance, to avoid fund misunderstanding issues. For broad diplomatic interests, the paper tries to provide reasonable policy suggestions on the construction of the South-South Cooperation Fund mechanism.

Key words: South-South Cooperation, Climate change, Adaptation, Mechanism establishment, Policy suggestion

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