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Climate Negotiations with Beijing Won’t Come without Significant Concessions

Jimmy Quinn outlines on National Review that climate negotiations with China will not come without significant concessions.

The C3 Take

Climate change is not an issue that can simply be negotiated away. Negotiating with China on this issue will likely lead to the United States ceding ground on China’s human rights violations. An innovation led approach that China could easily replicate would do more to reduce global emissions than bureaucratic climate negotiations.

“Kerry can’t simply wave away the concerns that climate negotiations with Beijing will require U.S. concessions in other, unrelated areas if the Chinese government publicly demands such concessions with regard to ‘interference in China’s internal affairs’ (which is to say human rights).”

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