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Recovery vs Sustainability: Is Short-termism Derailing China's Long-term Sustainability Goals?
DECEMBER 03, 2020
There is much hope that governments will make the COVID-19 crisis an opportunity to accelerate the global shift towards clean and low-carbon development. Large growth, large emissions’ countries like China matter most. Will China lead the way?
On September 22, China announced that it would be carbon neutral by 2060. But this announcement is not aligned with how COVID-19 infrastructure investment stimulus has been allocated to date.
Join us as we unpack the implications of China’s carbon pledge with Michael McComb, Vice President, Communications and Sustainability at SAP Greater China, and Lauri Myllyvirta, Lead Analyst at the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air.
By attending this webcast, viewers will be able to answer the following questions:
- How “green” are China’s COVID-stimulus measures to date?
- What is the near-term outlook for China’s energy and environment policy?
- How can business address carbon emission reductions in China?
- What will it take for China to enduringly shift course towards major decarbonization, and what are the implications for business practice?
Who Should Attend: This discussion may be of interest to anyone working in sustainability, ESG, strategy, government affairs, and related topics.