Mary Gallagher assesses feasibility of U.S.-China climate change targets

Mary Gallagher Associate Professor, Political Science Director, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies

Mary Gallagher

Associate Professor, Political Science

Director, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies

How realistic are the U.S.-China climate change goals?

by Neela Banerjee, Los Angeles Times, November 12, 2014

At first glance, it appears that China, as an authoritarian state, has the tools to make industries and localities comply with new rules. But its efforts to get local leaders to follow through on imperatives such as pollution reduction and fair labor practices have made spotty progress, suggesting that emissions cuts might also prove tough to enforce, said Mary E. Gallagher, associate professor of political science at the University of Michigan.