Beijing’s Quandary – Balancing Growth & Reductions in Carbon Emission

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China’s leadership faces a difficult quandary: how best to balance economic growth and reductions in carbon emissions. In the wake of coronavirus, this balance becomes even more important and difficult. Decisions made now in Beijing may well determine whether it is possible to keep global temperatures from rising more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels.


Join Alex Hackbarth, ASP Director of Climate & Energy Security; Vice Admiral Lee Gunn, USN (Ret.); and Taiya Smith, Director, China program at the Climate Leadership Council, for a discussion on China’s delicate balance between economic growth and reduction of carbon emissions, and the climate security implications of Beijing’s choices.


About The Speakers:

**Vice Admiral Lee Gunn served in the U.S. Navy for thirty-five years prior to his retirement in 2000.

**Taiya Smith is a highly-regarded China expert who regularly advises top government officials, leading companies and nonprofit institutions on their China strategies.

**Alex Hackbarth is the Director of Climate and Energy Security at the American Security Project.

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