“Environment in China: Change in the Air?” | The Bookworm Literary Festival
When and Where
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Building 4, Nan Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District
To discuss the environment in China, we are joined by Dr. Shengnian Xu, GEI Energy and Climate Change Program Officer; Li Shuo is the Senior Climate and Energy Policy Officer at Greenpeace China; and Noah Lerner who runs Beijing Energy Network’s podcast on China’s environmental affairs.
Chinese authorities have issued multiple directives recently to indicate they are now taking the war on pollution extremely seriously. Policies that replaced coal with gas for residential and industrial use, and closing illegal or outdated coal mines, steel mills and aluminum smelters played a key part in the recent drop in pollution levels in the Beijing area. These initiatives left some homes without heat and temporarily slowed factory output, but these issues should be rectifiable as the coal-to-gas campaign gains momentum. The question remains, however – both domestically, and with large-scale international development projects like the Belt and Road initiative – will these measures be enough? What else could and should be done? And will China become the global leader that drives forward the Paris Climate Accord and other key international environmental agreements?
Ticket price: 60 RMB
To register: http://bookwormfestival.com/events/blf-2018-environment-in-china-change-in-the-air/