China Goes Green
Yifei Li of NYU Shanghai and Judith Shapiro of American University discuss China's green authoritarianism and its implications for the environment and international politics.
About This Event
As the world races against time to limit the human carbon footprint, governments are adopting a wide range of policies to limit greenhouse gas emissions. China is no exception: in a recent speech to the United Nations, President Xi Jinping pledged for China to be carbon neutral by 2060. As China puts these policies into practice, some analysts have questioned whether they are part of a larger agenda to expand state power. Yifei Li and Judith Shapiro join the Council to discuss this green authoritarianism and its implications for the environment and international politics.
About the Speakers
Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, NYU Shanghai
Yifei Li is assistant professor of Environmental Studies at NYU Shanghai and Global Network assistant professor at NYU.
Director, Natural Resources and Sustainable Development, American University
Judith Shapiro is director of the Masters in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development for the School of International Service at American University and chair of the Global Environmental Politics program.
Federal Project Director, US Department of Energy
At Argonne National Laboratory, Dan Misch's work contributes to the innovation ecosystem of world-class laboratories, universities, and businesses in Chicago. He's an advocate for international collaboration and investments in advanced energy technology to strengthen US national security. Previously, Misch served in the US Navy as a Lieutenant and nuclear engineer on a ballistic missile submarine.
China’s Changing Landscape Series Sponsor
Dr. Scholl Foundation