China’s new low-carbon policies will have a profound effect on Sino-Australian relations. This project aims to assist the Sino-Australian bilateral relationship adapt to meet China’s new policies and to facilitate a smoother transition to a low carbon future. To achieve these goals, this project will provide a guide to China’s new policies. This will be realised with collaboration between The University of Queensland (UQ) and Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) and will focus on information that enables better forecasting of changes in China’s (1) renewable energy product prices that will affect Australian importers and (2) demand for coal, gas and uranium that will affect Australian exporters. The information will also enable the Australian Governments to better target investment to help mining sector employees in their transition to other areas of the economy and Australia to plan alternatives to fossil fuel exports to diversify its exports to China.

Project principal: Dr William Paul Bell
Project partner: Dr Xuemei Zheng

Project partner organisations

   Australia-China Council   Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade      

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics            

Project publications

Bell, William Paul and Zheng, Xuemei (2018) Inclusive growth and climate change adaptation and mitigation in Australia and China: Removing barriers to solving wicked problems , University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Bell, William Paul (2018) Climate change related risks and opportunities: A toolbox for organisations, Governance and Risk Management Forum, Brisbane, QLD Australia, 7-8 June 2018