Paris without Trump – China’s response and the implications for global climate governance
When and Where
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Jiaodaokou Nan Dajie, Xinhua Wenhua Mansion, 5th Floor
The Paris climate agreement was a major milestone in reaching a universal global deal to tackle one of the most urgent environmental challenges of our time. In announcing his intention to pull the US out, President Trump jeopardized the integrity of the accord, sending shockwaves to the rest of the international community.
What are the legal and political implications of Trump’s announcement? How will it affect the Paris regime and how has China responded so far? Is Beijing really a climate leader? What diplomatic actions have China taken, and what should it do next?
Digging one level deeper than the general media narrative, Li Shuo will unpack these questions and offer his insights based on watching this space for the past six years.
—– About the Speaker —–
Li Shuo is a Senior Global Policy Advisor for Greenpeace East Asia. He directs Greenpeace’s policy advocacy on climate, energy, and ocean. Over the past 6 years, he has worked on a wide range of environmental issues, including air pollution, water scarcity, electricity markets, renewable energy, and fishery policy. Internationally, he leads the organization’s engagement with the United Nations climate negotiation (UNFCCC) and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). Li Shuo serves as the spokesperson for Greenpeace. Li Shuo is a graduate from Nanjing University, studied Sino-US relations at the Hopkins Nanjing Center, and is a German Chancellor Fellow with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Networking begins at 7:30pm; talk starts promptly at 8:00pm