Will China Save the Planet?

Lecture by Barbara Finamore (NRDC)

Will China take the lead in saving our planet from environmental catastrophe? Many signs point to yes. Although the world's largest carbon emitter, China is leading the global clean energy revolution in solar, wind, and electric vehicles, while tackling its coal consumption. Leading China environmental expert, Barbara Finamore, explores the fundamental economic and political challenges that threaten to derail China’s low-carbon energy transition, as well as where there are reasons for hope. She is a senior strategic director for Asia at Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
Discussant: Prof. Mark Buntaine, Bren School of Environmental Sciences
Event date: Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020 @ 5:00-6:30 pm
Location: 1414 Bren Hall, UCSB