Рroblems and contradictions of the environmental diplomacy of the PRC

Keywords: environmental diplomacy, PRC, problems and contradictions of environmental diplomacy, environmental problems

Abstract

The article reveals the key problems and contradictions of the environmental diplomacy of the People’s Republic of China. Despite the successes in cooperation, significant contradictions remain between the national interests of the PRC and the interests of the world society in the field of ecology. This is explained by the fact that many environmental programs of the PRC are still based not on the subordination of domestic policies to international standards, but rather on domestic laws and restrictions adopted in the PRC. This provokes a limited response from the world community, creates tension with a number of states, first of all, neighboring states, which feel the negative consequences of China’s industrial development. A significant problem of the environmental diplomacy of the People’s Republic of China can be called serious environmental problems within China itself, as a result of which the world has formed the opinion that China’s economic development threatens not only its own ecology, but also promises environmental problems for the whole world. Therefore, many countries require China to fulfill its obligations in the field of environmental cooperation.

The problem with China’s environmental diplomacy is a lack of coordination. A feature of Chinese environmental diplomacy is the participation in this field of many ministries and departments and the low involvement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Many environmental programs of the PRC are still based not on the subordination of domestic policies to international standards, but rather on domestic laws and restrictions adopted in the PRC. This provokes a limited response from the world community, creates tension with a number of states, first of all, neighboring states, which feel the negative consequences of China’s industrial development.

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Published
2022-10-01
How to Cite
Habro, I. (2022). Рroblems and contradictions of the environmental diplomacy of the PRC. Acta De Historia & Politica: Saeculum XXI, (04), 98-105. https://doi.org/10.26693/ahpsxxi2022.04.098
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