China’s vision for climate action ….and the urgent need for a holistic global common-security agenda

Friends, colleagues and esteemed contacts

This presentation is the basis for my contribution to a panel discussion on climate solutions organised by the New York Times and The Conduit Club in London today. The focus was on China. In the pictures-and-charts slideshow, I first summarise trends in the Chinese response to climate change, which I see as strongly net positive. I then argue that action on climate change in isolation is not enough in the modern world, for China or any other major power. The compound threats we now face from tech and its uses require a holistic approach to security – environmental, economic, and military.

The slideshow is derived, as ever, from entries in the Future Today chronology. Those who would like the original powerpoint, with source urls as notes, can find it – with all the other source files, for free use – in the folder I link to in the commentary below the presentation.

Best

Jeremy