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December 17, 2020 04:00 PM CET [16:00] (Brussels), 10:00 AM ET [10:00] (New York) | (01 hr) | Time Zone Converter

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 Lauri Myllyvirta, Lead Analyst at the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air, and Anke Schrader, Research Director at The Conference Board in Asia. 

Key takeaways:

  • How “green” are China’s COVID-stimulus measures to date?
  • What is the near-term outlook for China’s energy and environment policy?
  • What will it take for China to enduringly shift course towards major decarbonization?
  • What are the implications for business practice inside and outside of China?


This program has been pre-approved for 1 CPD credit.


Lauri Myllyvirta

Lauri Myllyvirta
Lead Analyst
Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air

Lauri has worked for the past decade as an energy analyst covering coal consumption and air pollution issues across Asia. His research covers coal consumption and CO2 trends, sources of air pollution as well as the overcapacity situation in China's coal-fired power and steel industry. Lauri has a...Full Bio

Anke Schrader

Anke Schrader
Research Director, the China Center for Economics and Business
The Conference Board

Anke Schrader leads the research of The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business on corporate citizenship, sustainability, and human capital. Her current research interests include corporate sustainability practices, measurement, and reporting; corporate ...Full Bio

Dr. Uwe G. Schulte

Dr. Uwe G. Schulte (Moderator)
Leader, Global Sustainability Centre and Program Director
The Conference Board

Dr. Uwe G. Schulte is Leader, Global Sustainability Centre, and Program Director for the European Sustainability Council at The Conference Board.

Schulte was executive director of the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre and spent most of his professional career at Unilever. In his final role,...Full Bio

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