Selin in CBC on China’s Leadership on Climate Change


Henrik SelinDirector of Curricular Innovation and Initiatives and Associate Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was recently interviewed on the possibility of China taking a leadership role on the 2015 Paris climate change deal if President-Elect Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the deal.

Selin was quoted in a November 23, 2016 article in CBC News entitled “China Could Take Leadership Role in Paris Climate Change Deal if Trump Pulls U.S. Out.

From the text of the article:

“I think a lot of it will fall upon the shoulders of China,” said Henrik Selin, director of curricular innovation and initiatives at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies.

He said with China, the planet’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, remaining committed to tackling climate change and supporting the deal, it could be an example for other countries and “at least fill some of the vacuum left by the U.S.”

“I think on some level, China can see this as an opportunity to provide leadership.”

You can read the entire article here.

Henrik Selin conducts research and teaches classes on global and regional politics and policy making on environment and sustainable development. His most recent book is EU and Environmental Governance, by Routledge Press, and is also the author of Global Governance of Hazardous Chemicals: Challenges of Multilevel Management by MIT Press. Learn more about him here.