- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Collaborative Workshop Will Inform Plans for U.S.-China Emissions Deal

Summer 2015

The Belfer Center’s Energy Technology Innovation Policy group is co-organizing a major workshop with China’s Tsinghua University on “Energy Technology Innovation on the “Backdrop of the U.S./China Emissions Deal.” Belfer Center’s Professors Laura Diaz Anadon, Henry Lee and Venky Narayanamurti are planning the June event with Tsinghua University Professor Su Jun, a former Science, Technology, and Public Policy fellow.

The focus of the workshop will be to discuss how recent scholarly work and international experiences can inform China’s efforts to develop and deploy low-carbon energy technologies, which are widely recognized as a key ingredient to meet and exceed the targets of the November 2014 announcement to reduce emissions by Presidents Xi Jinping and Barack Obama. High-level scholars, practitioners, and industry executives from the National Development Reform Commission, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Environmental Protection, and China’s industrial sector will ensure that innovative policy ideas can be easily considered in practice.

The event will build on Belfer Center work to understand the role of governments in stimulating technological change in energy in China, the United States, and Europe. Previous Center research has investigated various aspects of China’s ability to develop and deploy new energy technologies. Ongoing research explores challenges facing wind power generation in China, the role of international entrepreneurs in building state-of-the-art technology capacity in photovoltaics in China, and the country’s overall approach to technological innovation and what it means for international relations.

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For Academic Citation: Collaborative Workshop Will Inform Plans for U.S.-China Emissions Deal.” Belfer Center Newsletter (Summer 2015).