While often cited as one of the few areas where the U.S. and China may find common ground, bilateral climate efforts at the national level have largely stalled amidst amplified geopolitical tensions. The implications of China and U.S. action – or lack thereof – to decarbonize their respective economies and working together to efficiently accelerate energy transitions, will be felt globally. Going into COP28, the U.S. and China have an opportunity to focus on areas where the two countries can once again come together and drive global momentum to act on climate change.

Join World Resources Institute on June 13 at LACI for an in-person, public panel with Chinese and U.S. experts to discuss respective climate and energy priorities and challenges, and highlight areas for potential bilateral cooperation to undertake in the near-term.



  • David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University (Moderator)
  • Wang Yi, National People’s Congress Standing Committee, Vice Chair National Expert Panel on Climate Change
  • Zhang Xiliang, Director, Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy, Tsinghua University
  • Jonathan Pershing, Director, Environment Program, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation,
  • Joanna Lewis, Director, Science, Technology and International Affairs Program (STIA), Georgetown University
  • Dan Lashof, Director, United States, World Resources Institute

Simultaneous interpretation in English and Mandarin Chinese will be available to all attendees.


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