Greening the World's Second-Largest Economy

Yao Wang discusses the political imperative behind climate change and how China is greening its financial system in response.

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China’s top-down, state-led governance model requires a delicate balance between the environment and economic growth. But what happens when global growth slows? What does it portend for China’s role in international climate change policy now that the United States has untethered itself from the Paris Agreement? Learn about the political imperative behind climate change and how China is greening its financial system.

 

Recording date: 07 Dec 2018

 

Professor Yao Wang

Professor Yao Wang is the Director General of China’s International Institute of Green Finance and the Director of the Research Center for Climate and Energy Finance. She’s also the Deputy Secretary General of the Green Finance Committee of the China Society of Finance and Banking. Professor Wang’s research focuses on the low-carbon economy, climate finance and green finance. She is the author of two books, Carbon Finance: Global Vision and Distribution in China and another titled, Climate Finance.

 

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