Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 08/2014

U.S.-China Cooperation on Clean and Efficient Transportation

May 2008

Atlantic Council


Because of their significant contribution to global demand for improved living standards, meaningful actions by the United States and China on transportation and energy will be important in any effort to reduce global consumption of traditional energy sources. Together the United States and China consume 40% of the world’s energy and are responsible for 50% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Given their economic size and impact on global markets, it is imperative that the U.S. and China join in a mutually beneficial process.