Leveraging the Role Climate Plays in U.S. China Relations

Leveraging the Role Climate Plays in U.S. China Relations

John B. Cobb, Jr. and the Living Earth Movement invite you to join us for a special presentation on Exploring the Role Climate Plays in US-China Relations and How Living Earth Movement Can Take China’s Climate Policies Into Consideration.

Please join us for this opportunity to explore possible ways our Understanding China programs might be more successful from Edmund (Ned)  Downie, coauthor of the Guide to Chinese Climate Policy 2022 and Friend of the National Committee on U.S. China Relations (NCUSCR).

The NCUSCR is one of the major organizations focused on similar priorities that Living Earth Movement has been partnering and or communicating with. We  sponsored a successful China Town Hall meeting with NCUSCR in 2022 and plan to do so again in 2023.

TIME: Thu, April 27, 2023 1:00 PM Pacific / 4:00 PM Eastern
URL: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86928723601?pwd=cHZ1Y3hOY21VTC9sRU1LTG9OWHFIQT09
ID: 869 2872 3601 PASSCODE: 394741

Thank you for your participation with the Living Earth Movement!

Charles Betterton,

Executive Director

What Does Chinese Climate Policy Look Like, and What Role Can Climate Play in US-China Relations? A Talk by Edmund Downie, Friend of the National Committee on U.S. China Relations

Living Earth Movement Monthly Meeting Thursday, April 27 from 1:00-2:15

Almost 40% of humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions have come from two countries, China and the U.S. Solving the climate crisis requires ambitious action from both. What does Chinese climate policy look like, and what role can climate play in US-China relations? Edmund Downie is a Princeton PhD researcher and a co-author of the Guide to Chinese Climate Policy 2022 (Oxford Institute of Energy Studies). His talk will describe China’s emissions footprint, assess China’s climate policy goals, and discuss the role of collaboration and competition in the low-carbon transition for US-China relations.

Ned understands we are very interested in promoting cooperation between the U.S. and China in alignment with the priorities of the National Committee for U.S. China Relations, especially addressing climate challenges. Ned was recommended to us by the NCUSCR and he will be happy to answer questions and perhaps help us learn strategies to more successfully carry out our Living Earth Movement vision and mission.

“Those of us who are seeking cooperation rather than enmity between China and the United States through the Living Earth Movement are novices. Sometimes novices play important roles. But we are learning that there are old-timers who share our concerns, and we are eager to learn from them. This Thursday we have a great opportunity. Many people with other priorities agree that this one is important for the human future. We encourage you to come and learn with us. What can be done? What is already being done? On what should we focus now? These are our questions. Perhaps you will recognize that they are important for all of us.” —John B. Cobb, Jr., Chairman, Living Earth Movement

“I think our mission is strengthened by our connecting to this guide and people who prepared it. We can express concerns about the need for US/China cooperation on climate action, but these documents bring to bear the perspective of a team of persons informed by in-depth, far-reaching presentation of China’s role in the global climate dilemma. As the conversation goes on, it would be good if we all had an enlarged grasp of the dilemmas and opportunities before us.” — Ron Hines, Living Earth Movement Board Member

Edmund Downie

Edmund Downie is a doctoral candidate in the science, technology, and environmental policy program at the Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs. He studies how political economy and industry-government relations affect the low-carbon transition in China and India. He was previously a non-resident fellow at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) Center on Global Energy Policy and a senior analyst at Analysis Group.

Mr. Downie was a Fulbright scholar at Yunnan University (2017-18) and a Yale University Gordon Grand Fellow at the Center for Policy Research (Delhi) and the Center for Studies in International Relations and Development (Kolkata) (2014-15). He received an MPhil in international relations from Nuffield College, Oxford as a Marshall Scholar,and a B.A. in ethics, politics, and economics from Yale University. He participated in the National Committee’s Student Leaders Exchange program in 2009. He was a coauthor for the Guide to Chinese Climate Policy 2022

Guide to Chinese Climate Policy
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Gallup Breaking News

NOW MORE THAN EVER! According to a recent Gallup poll, the percentage of Americans who believe China is the United States’ greatest enemy rose from 11% in 2018 to 49% in 2022. The mission of the Living Earth Movement to encourage cooperation between the United States and China is more relevant and timely than ever before. Here is a link to another recent poll https://news.gallup.com/poll/471494/americans-continue-view-china-greatest-enemy.aspx

With increasing numbers of Americans believing China is the nation’s greatest enemy, our initiatives to encourage cooperation between the U.S. and China are highly valuable resources.  Here is a link to another poll that validates the need for our Living Earth programs, especially perhaps the Understanding China papers and Sharing from the Heart Youth Dialogues.

The Living Earth Movement inspires global cooperation for the sake of all life on our planet, beginning with the United States and China. We also seek to promote a new human civilization that lives in harmony with the rest of the ecosphere. Thank you for your participation and support!

Charles Betterton, Executive Director, Living Earth Movement

Charles Betterton, MSCED

Executive Director

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