Welcome to Francis Academic Press

Academic Journal of Environment & Earth Science, 2022, 4(6); doi: 10.25236/AJEE.2022.040607.

Dilemmas and Strategies for Global Climate Governance in Industry 4.0


Yiwen Wu

Corresponding Author:
Yiwen Wu

School of Public Policy and Management, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, 710072, China 


Considering the increasingly intricate international situation, global climate change is a threat to the essential interests of all the human community. With the arrival of Industry 4.0 which is based on intelligent manufacturing development combined with digital technology, the information and automation system is highly integrated with relatively mature intelligent manufacturing model. Whereas, to utilize the rapidly developing technologies in Industry 4.0 to assist global climate governance, and to establish a complete and efficient governance system in coordination with it, further discussion and research are needed. Accordingly, this paper analyzes the recent development of Industry 4.0, and in combination with the current climate governance mechanism. Based on the analysis, this paper proposes suggestions from the extant predicament of tackling global climate issues on industrial transformation and improve laws and regulations. While maintaining the legitimacy of the global climate system with the United Nations at the core, China will promote the continuous development of global climate governance from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.


Industry 4.0, climate governance, international climate convention, institution building

Cite This Paper

Yiwen Wu. Dilemmas and Strategies for Global Climate Governance in Industry 4.0. Academic Journal of Environment & Earth Science (2022) Vol. 4 Issue 6: 49-55. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJEE.2022.040607.


[1] Pigou A C. The economics of welfare [M]. Macmillan and Co., London,1920.

[2] Jens Marquardt, Laurence L. Delina, Mattijs Smits. Governing Climate Change in Southeast Asia:Critical Perspectives [M].Taylor and Francis,2021.

[3] Chai Qimin, Guo Hongyu, Liu Changyi, Dong Liang, Ju Lixin, Liu Changsong, Chen Ying, Chen Hongbo, Zhuang Guiyang. Global climate change and China's action plan: China's climate governance during the 14th Five-Year Plan period [J]. Yuejiang Journal, 2020, 12(06) : 36-58.

[4] Lv Zhongmei, Wu Yiran. Seventy Years of China Environmental Law: From History to the Future [J]. China Law Review, 2019 (05) : 102-123.

[5] Yang Yuchen, Javanroodi Kavan, Nik Vahid M.. Climate change and energy performance of European residential building stocks-A comprehensive impact assessment using climate big data from the coordinated regional climate downscaling experiment [J]. Applied Energy,2021,298.

[6] Zheng Shiming, He Yujie. Science, politics and policy: explaining the multiple logics of global climate crisis governance [J]. Journal of China University of Geosciences (Social Science Edition), 2022, 22(03) : 41-53.

[7] Wang Yurong. The significance of the community of human destiny in international law in climate governance [J/OL]. Journal of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Social Science Edition), 2022(08) :1-10.

[8] Xu Yixiang, Liu Jichen. On the construction of a legal system for carbon neutralization of carbon peaks [J]. Journal of China University of Geosciences (Social Science Edition), 2022, 22(03): 20-31.

[9] Hong Yanrong. On the development model of green bonds in the context of carbon neutral carbon peaking [J]. Legal Science (Journal of Northwest University of Political Science and Law), 2022, 40(02):123-137.

[10] Dong Liang. International climate governance and China's policy options under the prospect of "carbon neutrality"[J]. Diplomatic Review (Journal of the Foreign Service Institute), 2021,38(06):132-154+8.

[11] Wang W, Liu JT. Analysis of green finance cooperation path between China and ASEAN from the perspective of carbon neutrality [J]. Academic Forum, 2021, 44(06): 36-47.