China and the US are the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters. In October, President Xi opened China’s 19th Party Congress declaring that China is “taking a driving seat in international cooperation to respond to climate change.” As President Trump arrives in Beijing for bilateral meetings, please join us please join us in exploring questions such as: What are China and the U.S. each doing to address climate change? Can cooperation between China and the US. on clean energy and climate survive a period in which the U.S. President questions the scientific consensus on climate change and rejects the Paris climate accords? What impact would potential energy trade disputes have on both countries? To address these and related questions, David H. Rank, a career Foreign Service Officer who who served until June as Charge d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Beijing, offered keynote remarks on US-China relations. After Rank’s remarks, CGEP Fellow and Senior Adjunct Research Scholar Jonathan Elkind moderated a discussion on energy and climate collaborations featuring:
This week host Bill Loveless talks with Timur Gül, head of the Energy Technology Policy Division at the International Energy Agency and leads the Energy Technology Perspectives report.
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