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China's Green Growth: Balancing Economic Development and Sustainability


Apr 14, 2016 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Economic Growth remains the top priority in China, but to encourage sustainable growth, the emphases has shifted toward maintaining employment levels while eliminating the devastating effects of environmental pollution. Experts will discuss the perceived tradeoffs and actual relationship between environmental regulation and employment, and the most effective measures for creating sustainability-related jobs in both the U.S. and China. They will also present government responses, local and federal, designed to reduce pollution while supporting economic growth. Finally, panelists will discuss methods for Chinese cities to evaluate local green growth incorporating indicators of sustainability, employment, and governance. A cocktail reception will follow the panel.

For additional information on this event, please email Kelsie DeFrancia.


Keynote: Zhang Dawei, Vice Chairman and Secretary General, China Center for International Economic Exchanges
Moderator: Steve Cohen, Executive Director, the Earth Institute; Professor in the Practice of Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Panelists: Chen Wenling, Chief Economist, China Center for International Economic Exchanges
Satyajit Bose, Lecturer in Economics, School of Professional Studies, Columbia University
Kristina Alnes, Sustainability Consultant, AccountAbility