1st Edition

Clean Energy Diplomacy Global Trend and China's Path

By Li Xinlei Copyright 2024
    346 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book systematically constructs theories of clean energy diplomacy in the context of the changing international strategic landscape of energy and climate. It aims to explain the scientific connotations and innovative significance of clean energy diplomacy.

    The book focuses on analyzing how the development of renewable energy, including wind, solar, and biomass, plays out in the evolution of the international power system. It also touches upon energy efficiency and complementary energy technologies. This book integrates the studies of traditional energy and environmental diplomacy and defines its connotations and extensions from the perspective of major country diplomatic strategy. Based on the latest developments of international clean energy diplomacy, the author also discusses China's strategic option of clean energy diplomacy in the broad context of the profound changes in global energy and climate governance.

    As a new diplomatic model to enhance national competitive advantages, clean energy diplomacy has attracted the attention of many countries. This book will therefore be of great interest to students and scholars of sustainable energy and environmental management, environmental politics and policy, and those interested in the low-carbon economy in general.

    Part I International Situation and Theories  1. Rise of Clean Energy: Changing International Strategic Landscape of Energy and Climate  2. Clean Energy Diplomacy: Theoretical Analysis  3. Global Clean Energy Diplomacy: Overall Development under Dual Drives  4. Strategic Positioning of Clean Energy Diplomacy in Major Countries: An International Comparison Part II China‚Äôs Practices and Policies  5. Clean Energy Diplomacy of China: Path of Development and Mode of Operation  6. Clean Energy Diplomacy of China: Multiple Challenges and All-round Capacity Building  7. Clean Energy Diplomacy of China: Strategic Options in the BRI Context  8. Closing Remarks


    Dr. Li Xinlei is Professor and Doctoral Supervisor at the School of Political Science and Public Administration, Shandong University, China. She is also Deputy Director of the Environmental Politics Research Institute at Shandong University. Dr. Li specializes in areas of energy and environmental policy, with a particular focus on reginal and global climate governance, renewable energy policy, clean energy diplomacy, international public security, and transnational river governance.