China Country Case Information


As of March 2010, preliminary coding of newspaper articles has been completed by the China case and it was presented at the 4th COMPON Open Workshop. The figures presented at the conference are below; final interpretation is still in progress. Please contact Jun Jin for more information about the China case.


Level 1 - counts of newspaper articles related to climate change
Level 2 - number of articles by frame
Level 3 - public debates related to climate change coded from Chinese publications in 2009

Mitigation Information

  • For information on China's Climate Competiveness Index, click here. You will need to select China from that page, since it is not possible to link directly to a country's information.
  • An EarthTrends country profile on Climate and Atmosphere for China is available here.
  • The most recent national communication from China on the steps taken to implement the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change contains a huge amount of information on both adaptation and mitigation in China; it also includes a summary of greenhouse gas emissions. This first national communication is from 2004; since they are a Non-Annex I Party to the Convention, they are not required to submit updates as often as Annex I Parties. Much additional information is available on the UNFCC site; some relevant information is described in the UNFCC overview on the COMPON website.

Additional Information

For additional information on climate change in China, including links to advocacy and research organizations, please consult the links below:

See also: Preliminary Results: Climate Change Politics in China - presentation delivered in March 2010 at the "Comparing National Responses to Climate Change" panel at Institut du developpement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI) in Paris, France.