Chinese, California Policymakers Share Sustainability Tactics


The “California and China: Leadership for a Low Carbon Future” conference at Berkeley highlighted collaboration on climate change.

Academics and policymakers from two of the world’s largest economies, China and California, gathered at Berkeley this week to trade strategies on how to tackle the global threat of climate change.

Co-hosted by the Center for Economics, Resources and Innovation (CERI) at UC Berkeley and the Berkeley-Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change (BTJRC), the half-day conference highlighted experiences Chinese and Californian policymakers, researchers and non-governmental organizations who have partnered to address shared sustainability challenges.

“Cooperation between the world’s second and fifth largest economies is not only indispensable to climate progress, we hope it can set global standards for technical and institutional innovation,” said Jiang Lin, co-director of CERI.

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