WASHINGTON (March 2, 2016)— China is expected to unveil its 13th Five Year Plan (FYP) next week at the China People’s Political Consultative Conference and the National People’s Congress. While details remain to be seen, the sweeping blueprint is set to hasten China’s transition to a cleaner, more energy efficient economy and make environmental concerns more important than ever before (see Xinhua infographic). More specific guidance for energy and other sectors is expected in the months following the FYP’s release.

This Friday, March 4 at 10:00am EST / 4:00pm CET, World Resources Institute’s ChinaFAQs program will host a press teleconference featuring experts from WRI, NRDC and the Paulson Institute to reflect on:

  • Expectations for what the Five Year Plan contains related to climate and energy

  • What progress China has made on energy and climate actions in the past five years such as its carbon and energy intensity targets, limiting coal use, non-fossil energy investments and a shift away from industry-heavy economic development

  • What steps China needs to take to be on track to meet its international climate commitments


Press call on expectations for what China’s Five Year Plan could contain related to climate and energy — and an overview the country’s progress on these issues over the past five years


  • Manish Bapna, executive vice president, World Resources Institute

  • Barbara Finamore, Asia director, Natural Resources Defense Council

  • Kate Gordon, vice chair of climate and sustainable urbanization, Paulson Institute

  • Ranping Song, developing country climate action manager, World Resources Institute


Friday, March 4 at 10:00am EST / 4:00pm CET


  • US/Toll-Free: 866-803-2143

  • US Toll: 210-795-1098

  • International numbers: please contact Rhys Gerholdt, rgerholdt@wri.org

  • Verbal pass code: when asked by the operator, say “WRI”


  • To RSVP and for any further questions, please contact Rhys Gerholdt, rgerholdt@wri.org

Photo credit: Asian Development Bank, Flickr