Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Stacy-ann Robinson has coauthored a new paper titled “China’s climate ambition: Revisiting its First Nationally Determined Contribution and centering a just transition to clean energy.” Published in the journal Energy Policy, the paper argues that, while China is set to meet its non-fossil fuel targets, progress on its fossil fuel targets is stymied by continual coal development, which has negative implications for staying within the Paris Agreement’s 2°C temperature limit. It further argues that the country’s focus on carbon-intensive economic expansion is a major barrier to greater climate ambition, especially in view of its growing portfolio of overseas investments in fossil fuel-dependent sectors. D’Arcy Carlson ’21 led the paper. Catie Blair ’21 and Mara McDonough ’20 are also coauthors.