In this talk, Peggy Liu shares some of the challenges, opportunities and advancements being made in China’s cleantech industry.
Peggy Liu is Chairperson of the Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy, and a Time Magazine Environmental Hero.
As China emerges as an economic powerhouse, its energy use is shooting through the roof; the country opens a new coal plant every week. The resulting pollution is a global problem — a third of particulate matter pollution in California can be traced back to China.
This “one atmosphere” nature of climate change was the catalyst for the Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE), a non-profit organization that brings together international expertise and green technologies to visibly change the way China creates and uses energy.
JUCCCE views the challenge of changing the trajectory of energy use through a change management lens, rather than just a technology or policy lens. How do we reach key energy decision makers through scalable channels? How can we facilitate dialogue for mutual understanding?
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