Wen JiajunResearch fellow at International Forum on Globalization and Third World Network.
Expertise : Energy; Climate Change; Environmental Protection
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Research fellow at International Forum on Globalization and Third World Network.
Latest GM crop report offers one-sided view
The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) released its annual report earlier this year, which claimed there would be long-standing benefits from biotech crops for farmers in developing and industrialized countries. As a US-registered business interest NGO largely funded by big agri-businesses, the ISAAA has been active in promoting GM crops across the globe. As usual, the annual report painted a rosy picture about GM crop global expansion and its advantag...2017-06-13
Trump has it all wrong on climate change and China
On June 1, 2017, US President Donald Trump announced his country`s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change. Not surprisingly, in his White House speech, he referred to China many times as an excuse for the US pullout. He said that the Paris Agreement was unfair to the US, and that he would begin negotiations to re-enter the agreement or an entirely new deal on terms more beneficial to the US....2017-06-13
Paris commitments are good signal but economic progress needed
the Paris climate deal is only a beginning, not the end. The deal is obviously imperfect. Unlike the Kyoto Protocol, a climate deal reached in 1997 which legally binds only developed countries to reach the grand emission reduction target, the Paris pact provides each nation with a specific goal on emission controls....2016-09-12
China and climate change – Spin, facts and realpolitik
With its growing economy, China is becoming increasingly important on the international scene. The issue of climate change is no exception. Many Western colleagues have said that nowadays it is almost impossible to have a discussion about climate change without someone referring to China. ...2015-10-26
Climate change & China: Technology, Market and Beyond
FOCUS ON THE GLOBAL SOUTH is a non-profit policy analysis, research and campaigning organisation, working in national, regional and international coalitions and campaigns, and with social movements and grassroots organizations on key issues confronting the global south. Focus was founded in 1995 and is attached to the Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute (CUSRI) in Bangkok, Thailand. It has country programmes in the Philippines and India....2015-10-26
Pointing the finger the wrong way
America’s largest union has persuaded Obama to investigate China’s cleantech subsidies – a protectionist move that will only hinder green progress and foster climate scepticism....2015-10-26
Trade war on solar or mutually beneficial co-operation?
EU commission’s recent decision to install a punitive tariff on Chinese solar panels is endangering the credibility of climate agenda on both sides of the world. Some Chinese climate skeptics feel vindicated, “See, I told you so. The climate thing is just the west`s excuse to constrain China and to sell their very expensive green technologies. ...2015-10-26
"2016: G20 and China"
This book from the "history" of the G20's past and present, a comprehensive discussion of the G20's origin and role, agenda,