Will China Save the Planet? Lunchtime Discussion with Barbara Finamore, Natural Resources Defense Council

April 15, 2019 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

China, the world's largest carbon emitter, is phasing out domestic coal consumption and investing in renewable energy systems. China's leaders understand that transforming its economy from one dependent on highly polluting heavy industry to one focused on clean energy, services, and innovation is essential, but the transition also faces fundamental economic and political challenges.

At a lunchtime discussion on April 15, 2019, Barbara Finamore, senior attorney and Asia senior strategic director at the Natural Resources Defense Council, will share insights from her new book on China's energy transition. Professor of Law Alex Wang will lead the conversation.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by April 10, 2019.


April 15, 2019, 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

UCLA School of Law, Room 1347

385 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, CA 90095

About the speaker:

Barbara Finamore is a Senior Attorney and Asia Senior Strategic Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). She has over three decades of experience in environmental law and energy policy, with a focus on China for twenty-five years. In 1996, she founded NRDC's China Program, the first clean energy program to be launched by an international NGO.


UCLA Burkle Center; UCLA Center for Chinese Studies; UCLA Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment; UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability; UCLA International and Comparative Law Program