Free One-Day Workshop: East Asian Buddhism and China's Environmental Challenges
The USC U.S. - China Institute is offering a complimentary one-day workshop at USC for educators. There is no cost to participate. All materials, refreshments, parking, and lunch will be provided. Click here to download the flyer.
Barbara Finamore - Meeting China's Environmental Challenges
With the United States backing away from commitments to address climate change, will China take the lead in saving our planet from environmental catastrophe? Many signs point to yes. China, the world's largest carbon emitter, is leading a global clean energy revolution, phasing out coal consumption and leading the development of a global system of green finance. But as leading China environmental expert Barbara Finamore explains, it is anything but easy. The fundamental economic and political challenges that China faces in addressing its domestic environmental crisis threaten to derail its low-carbon energy transition. Yet there is reason for hope. China's leaders understand that transforming the world's second largest economy from one dependent on highly polluting heavy industry to one focused on clean energy, services and innovation is essential, not only to the future of the planet, but to China's own prosperity.
The workshop will coincide with the LA Times Festival of Book at USC. You are welcome to stay and participate in the festival at the conclusion of the workshop. General admission is free, but there are ticketed events as well. Please check the website for more information.