China/Multilateralism – What does China mean when it talks about multilateralism? (Chatham House)

As the world’s largest carbon emitter by volume, China plays a crucial role in global climate talks but it is also a significant player across the Sustainable Development Goals, from hosting the UN biodiversity summit, to its approach to vaccines.

This discussion explores the role China can play in helping to achieve those goals and how this intersects with China’s specific notion of multilateralism.

This event is co-hosted by Chatham House, China Dialogue and The Lau China Institute at King’s College London as part of London Climate Action Week 2021.


Yunnan Chen, Senior Research Officer in the Development and Public Finance Programme, ODI

Malin Oud, Head of Stockholm Office, Director of China Programme, Head of Economic Globalisation and Human Rights Thematic Area, Raoul Wallenberg Institute; Author, Decoding China

Byford Tsang, Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Diplomacy Team, E3G

Chair: Sam Geall, Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme, Chatham House

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