It has been an eventful November for the US and China. In the US, president Barack Obama narrowly saw off a stern challenge from Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. And China has just completed a once in a generation change in its top leadership.
To coincide with these major events, chinadialogue, together with the US website Tea Leaf Nation, will host a live, online discussion about the relationship between the two countries and where they both stand on climate change, clean tech and the environment.
The discussion, "China-US: a live discussion on elections, energy and climate change”, will take place on November 20th and November 21st on the chinadialogue website, where we will have a dedicated page to host the forum.
The event will include two live Q&As with a panel of experts, and you will be able to post your questions and comments directly to them through chinadialogue.
- Session 1: Tuesday 20th November, 9-10pm Beijing time (that’s 8-9am on the US east coast (EST) and 1-2pm GMT)
Leadership and climate change
Themes: public awareness on climate change and its influence on policy; policy challenges for US and Chinese leaders moving forward; likely policy in Obama’s second term; how US and China deal with each other in their public rhetoric.
Expert panel: Martin Bunzl, Founding Director, Rutgers Initiative on Climate and Society; Wang Tao, Resident Scholar, Energy and Climate Program, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy; Ross Perlin, writer and linguist; Lin Ji, Global Environmenal Institute (GEI).
- Session 2: Wednesday 21st November, 9-10pm Beijing time (that’s 8-9am on the US east coast (EST) and 1-2pm GMT)
Clean tech & US-China cooperation
Themes: emissions and energy goals and implementation of the 12th FYP; state of play for clean tech deployment and financing; international trade negotiations; green jobs; market perceptions of clean tech. Opportunities for collaboration on climate policy and technology; international structures and frameworks that can foster collaboration.
Expert panel: Paul Joffe, Senior Foreign Policy Counsel, World Resources Institute; Yang Fuqiang, Senior Advisor on Climate and Energy, NRDC China Program; Angel Hsu, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Li Shuo, Greenpeace; Dale Wen, China Associate, International Forum on Globalization.
If you would like to post a comment, or pose a question you can do now by following this link to the live discussion page.
You can also email questions ahead of the debate to Olivia Boyd (chinadialogue’s deputy editor). If you’re a climate and energy expert and would like to join the panel, please also email Olivia.
Or you can post a comment/question through twitter, by using the hashtag #uschinadialogue in your tweet.