China’s energy policy exerts a profound influence on the global economy and the environment. To better understand the future trajectory of China’s energy needs, the National Committee hosted China Energy 2020. The forum explored how China -- the world's biggest energy producer and consumer, and largest generator of greenhouse gas emissions -- can reach its economic, environmental and energy goals. What are the environmental and energy implications of China's new plans for economic rebalancing and societal change? A panel discussion explored what these developments mean for global energy markets, climate change goals and geopolitics.

Taking advantage of the presence in New York of Chinese and American energy experts and former government officials, who were assembled for the second U.S.-China Track II Energy Dialogue, the National Committee convened a public program on “China Energy 2020.”  The event attracted 250 attendees and was organized in cooperation with the China Energy Fund Committee and the Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy.

The National Committee thanks Chevron for its generous support of this event.

Keynote remarks by:

  • David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy and former U.S. Secretary of Energy (acting)
  • Zhang Guobao, Former Vice Chairman, National Development and Reform Commission and former Director of the National Energy Administration of China

Participants also include:

  • Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy
  • Chan Chaoto, President, China Energy Fund Committee
  • Chen Weidong, Chief Energy Researcher, Energy Economics Institute, China National Offshore Oil Corporation
  • Joanna Lewis, Associate Professor, Science Technology and International Affairs, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
  • Kenneth Lieberthal, Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution
  • Stephen Orlins, President, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
  • Xu Xiaojie, Director, World Energy, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Thursday, September 11, 2014
6:00 PM EDT

Jason Bordoff
Chen Weidong
Zhang Guobao
Zhuang Jianzhong
Joanna I. Lewis
Kenneth G. Lieberthal
Stephen A. Orlins
David Sandalow
Xu Xiaojie

Columbia Club
New York, NY

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