WRI will host a public briefing featuring senior Chinese and U.S. participants on China-US climate and energy cooperation among national and non-federal actors following the fourth China-US High-Level Dialogue on Energy and Climate Change.

Hashtag: #ChinaUSClimate

The briefing follows the fourth meeting of the China-U.S. High-Level Dialogue on Energy and Climate. The Dialogue is based on the recognition that regardless of the current state of U.S. politics, the U.S. and China have strong incentives to cooperate in accelerating the shift to low-carbon energy given the economic, security, health, and other benefits of low-carbon technologies.

As with the Global Climate Action Summit that will be held in San Francisco on September 12-14, the Dialogue will highlight opportunities for continued cooperation with or without the participation of the U.S. federal government, given the growing array of U.S. non-federal actors working toward a low-carbon, high-growth sustainable future.


  • ZHOU Dadi, National Experts Panel on Climate Change, former Head of Energy Research Institute of National Development and Reform Commission
  • ZHANG Xiliang, Director, Institute for Energy, Environment and Economy, Tsinghua University
  • Taiya SMITH, Director, China Program, Climate Leadership Council; Founder, The Green Trust; Managing Partner, Garnet Strategies; former Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Treasury Department
  • Pete OGDEN, Vice President, Energy, Climate and the Environment, United Nations Foundation; former Director for Climate Change and Environment, National Security Council
  • Andrew LIGHT, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Global Climate Program, World Resources Institute (CHAIR)