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Addressing Climate Change in China: The Role of International NGOs in Policy Innovation

Public Seminar

Tuesday 12th January 2016, 2pm to 3.30pm, Room TW1.1.04, Tower 1, LSE

Speaker: Ms Yu-chiao Hsu

Chair: Professor Athar Hussain

The emergence of climate change as a global issue and the severity of environmental degradation in China has attracted many NGOs, particularly international NGOs, to start focusing their work in China on climate change. By identifying the problems that exist with the government’s policies and their implementation, these international NGOs use their specific expertise to innovate and to facilitate the government to build capacity domestically and engage in international climate negotiations. The research explores the approaches that international NGOs have adopted to influence Chinese government policy and the impact they have had, particularly in terms of policy innovation.

Ms Yu-chiao Hsu is a Visiting Fellow at the LSE Asia Research Centre. Ms Hsu is undertaking a research fellowship on sabbatical from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan. She holds an MPhil in International Studies from the University of Cambridge, and a Masters in Journalism from Chengchi University in Taipei. Her MPhil research explored the part played by international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in promoting human rights in China. Ms Hsu’s research at the ARC examines the role of international NGOs on climate change policy in China over the last decade.

Professor Athar Hussain is Director of the LSE Asia Research Centre.

Additional information

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. Please direct any queries to arc@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 7615.

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