The Heat: China’s role as a climate change leader

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It was just one year ago when the United States and China pledged to lead the fight against climate change at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris.

But what a difference a year makes. Come January, Donald Trump is set to become the next President of the United States. An outspoken climate change skeptic, Mr. Trump is threatening to pull out of the Paris accord when he takes office. For its part, China has made clear it intends to move ahead with or without the United States.

CCTV’s Zhao Lingfeng takes a look at the latest from Beijing.

Tonight’s panel takes a look at China’s role in the fight against climate change:

  • Arunabha Ghosh, CEO of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water — a leading South Asia policy research organization.
  • Ma Tianjie, Beijing managing editor for China Dialogue, an independent website focusing on environmental issues.
  • Andrew Light, distinguished senior fellow in the Global Climate Program at the World Resources Institute.
  • Barbara Finamore, senior attorney and Asia director for the China Program at the National Resources Defense Council.

 

The Heat: China's role as a climate change leader PT 1

It was just one year ago when the United States and China pledged to lead the fight against climate change at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris. But what a difference a year makes. Come January, Donald Trump is set to become the next President of the United States. An outspoken climate change skeptic, Mr. Trump is threatening to pull out of the Paris accord when he takes office. For its part, China has made clear it intends to move ahead with or without the United States. CCTV’s Zhao Lingfeng takes a look at the latest from Beijing. Tonight’s panel takes a look at China’s role in the fight against climate change: Arunabha Ghosh, CEO of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water — a leading South Asia policy research organization. Ma Tianjie, Beijing managing editor for China Dialogue, an independent website focusing on environmental issues. Andrew Light, distinguished senior fellow in the Global Climate Program at the World Resources Institute. Barbara Finamore, senior attorney and Asia director for the China Program at the National Resources Defense Council.

The Heat: China's role as a climate change leader PT 2

It was just one year ago when the United States and China pledged to lead the fight against climate change at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris. But what a difference a year makes. Come January, Donald Trump is set to become the next President of the United States. An outspoken climate change skeptic, Mr. Trump is threatening to pull out of the Paris accord when he takes office. For its part, China has made clear it intends to move ahead with or without the United States. Tonight’s panel takes a look at China’s role in the fight against climate change: Arunabha Ghosh, CEO of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water — a leading South Asia policy research organization. Ma Tianjie, Beijing managing editor for China Dialogue, an independent website focusing on environmental issues. Andrew Light, distinguished senior fellow in the Global Climate Program at the World Resources Institute. Barbara Finamore, senior attorney and Asia director for the China Program at the National Resources Defense Council.

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