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Where Next on Climate? U.S.-China Energy and Climate Collaboration in the Xi-Trump Era

November 9, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027 Room 1501
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, we will have keynote remarks on US-China relations by David H. Rank, a career Foreign Service Officer who served until June as Charge d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Beijing. After Rank’s remarks, CGEP Fellow and Senior Adjunct Research Scholar Jonathan Elkind will moderate a discussion on energy and climate collaborations featuring: David Rank, former Charge d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Beijing Kelly Gallagher, Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy, Director of the Center for International Environment & Resource Policy, Tufts University’s Fletcher School  David Sandalow, CGEP Inaugural Fellow and Director of the CGEP China Program This event is being co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law. 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 (jas2453@sipa.columbia.edu)