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Belt and Road Initiative  —   Green Development

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November 21, 2017

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Under the Belt and Road Initiative, the Chinese government will provide hundreds of billions of dollars for thousands of projects across Asia, Europe and Africa.  This will include funding for power plants, transmission lines and other energy infrastructure.  The Chinese government has emphasized “green development” as an important feature of the Belt and Road Initiative, highlighting its commitment to environmental protection, low-carbon development and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.  Please join us for a discussion of the Belt and Road Initiative and its impacts on sustainable development. David Sandalow – Inaugural Fellow and Director, US-China Program for the Center on Global Energy Policy and Xu Qinhua, from Renmin University, will moderate the discussion with the following group of experts: Fu Chengyu — former Chair, China National Offshore Oil Company and former Chair, Sinopec Li Junfeng — former Director-General, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, NDRC Zhao Xijun, Renmin University Han Wenke — former Director, Energy Research Institute, NDRC      Qinhua Xu — Director, Center for International Energy and Environment Strategy Studies, Renmin University  Michael Eckhart — Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental Finance of Citigroup & Adjunct Professor of Columbia University’s  School for International and Policy Affairs  Deborah Lehr — Vice Chairman, Paulson Institute Registration is required. Guests unable to attend can view a livestream of the event at energypolicy.columbia.edu/watch. A podcast of this event will be available ~7 days after the date of the event through iTunes and our website. This event is open to press. Please direct media inquiries to Jamie Shellenberger-Bessmann ([email protected])

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