Taken together, the U.S., China, and the EU accounted for nearly half of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2018. Each player has their own domestic agenda and global ambitions that shape their approach to climate policy. In this instalment of our climate series, YCW’s Sarah Montgomery spoke with Isabel Hilton — an expert on China and the climate and founder of China Dialogue — about the impact geopolitical tensions could have on the global fight against climate change.
About Isabel Hilton
Isabel Hilton is a London-based journalist, writer and broadcaster, as well as the founder and senior advisor to the China Dialogue Trust. Before getting her start in journalism, she was one of the first British students to study in China. Since then, she has reported extensively from South and East Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe and Africa for a wide range of national and international media, and served as a BBC presenter. Hilton holds two honorary doctorates and was awarded an OBE in 2009 for her contribution to raising environmental awareness in China.