The Center on Global Energy Policy, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and the China Energy Fund Committee hosted a forum on China Energy 2020, featuring keynote remarks by David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy and former U.S. Under Secretary of Energy (acting); and Zhang Guobao, former Vice Chairman, National Development and Reform Commission and former Director of the National Energy Administration of China.

China Energy 2020 looked at how China—--the world's biggest energy producer and consumer, and largest generator of greenhouse gas emissions—--can reach its economic, environmental and energy goals. What are the environmental and energy implications of China's new plans for economic rebalancing and societal change? What will these developments mean for global energy markets, climate change goals and geopolitics? A panel discussion explored these issues following the keynote remarks.

Participants also include:

  • Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy
  • Chen Weidong, Chief Energy Researcher, Energy Economics Institute, China National Offshore Oil Corporation
  • Kenneth Lieberthal, Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution
  • Joanna I. Lewis, Associate Professor of Science, Technology and International Affairs, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
  • Stephen Orlins, President, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
  • Xu Xiaojie, Director, World Energy, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences 

Download the China Energy 2020 event program (PDF)

Download David Sandalow's presentation (PDF)