Week 1: China’s Climate Policy
January 20, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Dr. Fan Dai, Director of the California-China Climate Institute. Dr. Fan Dai is the director of California-China Climate Institute, an initiative by former California Governor Jerry Brown in partnership with Xie Zhenhua, China’s Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs. She previously served as special advisor on China to Governor Brown, where she chaired the state’s China Interagency Working Group and acted as the state’s liaison on its critical climate and environment initiatives with China. The recent pledge by China in September 2020 on carbon neutrality by 2060 was a surprising one, yet crucial for the world to achieve its Paris targets. More than that, the upcoming 5-year plan for the period of 2021 to 2025 will be crucial in fleshing out the tangible policies to put china on the necessary trajectory. In this talk, Dr. Dai will talk about 1. Climate action and plans at sub-national levels 2. Key sectors for carbon neutrality by 2060 and 3. What is likely to be in the 14th Five-Year Plan.