Past Event

Chinese Climate Policy

November 1, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online Event Zoom Webinar

China is the world’s largest emitter of heat-trapping gasses by far. The Chinese government has ambitious policies to fight climate change, including a pledge to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. China leads the world in deployment of renewable energy and electric vehicles, but also in coal consumption and the construction of coal-fired power plants. Last summer, China suffered a heat wave that several meteorologists described as the worst in recorded history, anywhere.
CGEP Inaugural Fellow David Sandalow and a team of co-authors have comprehensively updated his Guide to Chinese Climate Policy, exploring these issues and more. Please join us as David Sandalow, Michal Meidan, Sally Qiu, and Edmund Downie discuss their new book, which includes eight new chapters on topics including the manufacturing sector, clean energy R&D, and the food system. The discussion will be especially timely, with major international meetings on these topics in November including COP27 in Egypt and the G20 Summit (where Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with US President Joe Biden and other world leaders) in Indonesia.


  • David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University


  • Michal Meidan, Director, China Energy Programme and Director, Gas Research Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • Sally Qiu, Research Associate, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
  • Edmund Downie, PhD student, Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Program, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs 

This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will 
receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.
This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend. For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Natalie Volk ([email protected]).
For more information about the event, please contact [email protected].

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Center on Global Energy Policy