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Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 19:30

China and Climate Change: The Way to a Low-Carbon Economy

Justin Barrow
Co-Founder and Director,
Climate Action

Embassy of Sweden


Ruidian Dashiguan 3 Dongzhimenwai Dajie  

Membership desk open 7:00 pm for 7:30 pm lecture


China is now the world´s largest producer of carbon dioxide. How will China address the challenges of global warming and the threat it poses to its water and food supply? Can China reduce its dependence on coal and become a low-carbon economy while still ensuring economic growth and stability? What can individuals do to reduce their own carbon emissions?

Justin Barrow, co-founder and director of Climate Action, will talk about the particular obstacles to fighting climate change in China and explain the role of carbon offsets and carbon markets in confronting climate change.

Mr. Barrow is also a co-founder of The Microcarbon Foundation, which aims to integrate carbon finance into micro-loan structures. As director of Climate Action, he has worked with The Climate Group, the Hong Kong Climate Change Forum, and most recently with The Bookworm in Beijing.