Will China Save the Planet?

Discussion with Barbara Finamore, Natural Resources Defense Council
China, the world's largest carbon emitter, is phasing out domestic coal consumption and investing in renewable energy systems. China's leaders understand that transforming its economy from one dependent on highly polluting heavy industry to one focused on clean energy, services, and innovation is essential, but the transition also faces fundamental economic and political challenges.

On April 15, 2019, Barbara Finamore, senior attorney and Asia senior strategic director at the Natural Resources Defense Council, will share insights from her new book on China's energy transition. Professor of Law Alex Wang will lead the conversation.

Please RSVP by April 10, 2019.

Barbara Finamore is a Senior Attorney and Asia Senior Strategic Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). She has over three decades of experience in environmental law and energy policy, with a focus on China for twenty-five years. In 1996, she founded NRDC's China Program, the first clean energy program to be launched by an international NGO.

Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations, Center for Chinese Studies, UCLA Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment; UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability; UCLA International and Comparative Law Program

Start date: 
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 12:15 to 13:30
Event location: 
UCLA School of Law, Room 1347