The EU and China in the global climate regime: a dialectical collaboration-competition relationship

ALTUN S., Ergenc C.

Asia Europe Journal, vol.21, no.3, pp.437-457, 2023 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10308-023-00664-y
  • Journal Name: Asia Europe Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, EconLit, Index Islamicus
  • Page Numbers: pp.437-457
  • Ankara University Affiliated: Yes


© 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature.As two major powers that are willing to lead the design and evolution of the global climate regime, the EU and China have maintained a dialogue on climate change and biodiversity while clashing over other economic and political issues. This paper investigates EU-China relations in the global climate regime by briefly analysing three main areas that are key for the global green transition: standardization, green taxonomy, and the renewables sector. The paper claims that EU-China relations in the global climate regime develop within the dialectical collaboration-competition nexus, showing moments of consensus as well as contention between the two major powers in the three selected cases.