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COSC, World Resources Institute Co-organized China-US High-level Dialogue on Energy and Climate Change

Date: 2018-08-08

On July 16th and 17th, 2018, COSC and the World Resources Institute co-organized the China-US High-level Dialogue on Energy and Climate Change in San Francisco. Counsellor Liu Yanhua and Research Fellow He Jiankun attended the event.
 
 
Dialogue in session
 
 
Group photo
  
Participants at the forum are renowned experts on energy and climate change from both countries. The nine Chinese participants include Zhou Dadi, Member of National Experts Panel on Climate Change; Zhang Xiliang, Director of Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy, Tsinghua University; Xu Huaqing, Director General of National Center for Climate Changes Strategy and International Cooperation; Gao Feng, Former Special Representative for Climate Change Negotiations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Teng Fei, Deputy Director of “Tsinghua-Berkeley”Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate of Tsinghua University; Wang Wentao, Researcher of the Administrative Center for China’s Agenda 21; Wang Hailin, Assistant Researcher of Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy, Tsinghua University;The 15 American experts include Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of WRI; Almee Barnes, Senior Advisor of Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., California; James Connaughton, former Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality; Ken Lieberthal, former Senior Director of White House National Security Council; Andrew Light, former Senior Advisor of Office of the Special Envoy on Climate Change, and Office of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State; Todd Stern, former Special Envoy for Climate Change, U.S. Department of State.  

The dialogue was the second one after the China-US High-level Dialogue on Energy and Climate Change in May last year. It was aimed at promoting in-depth China-US exchanges on energy revolution and climate policies as well as communication and mutual understanding on energy and climate change. In the meeting of one and a half days, experts had in-depth discussions on domestic energy landscape, international energy policies, implementation of the Paris Agreement, market mechanism, carbon pricing and city and local cooperation.