Dr. Ren Yuanzhe is a senior lecturer of Department of Diplomacy, China Foreign Affairs University. His current research fields cover Contemporary Chinese Foreign Policy and China's Diplomatic Strategy.
With the 2010 UN Climate Change Conference scheduled in Mexico later this year, the topic of climate change takes the forefront at many international conferences. During the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, the "basic four" were frequently mentioned and appear likely to be under the spotlight in negotiations on climate change.
During US President Barack Obama's first state visit to China, of the subjects for discussion, climate change is set to top the agenda along with the global economy and the North Korea nuclear issue. The meeting between President Hu Jintao and President Obama is seen as crucial to the world effort to build a consensus on a new global climate pact.