Leading Experts in the U.S. and China Discuss Clean Energy and Related Issues Ahead of Presidential Meeting

WASHINGTON D.C. // BEIJING – As President Hu Jintao prepares for his state visit with President Obama next week, this is a key moment for U.S.-China relations. With clean energy high on the agenda, leading experts will provide insights into key issues that are likely to be addressed. Experts from tanks and academia in the United States and China will discuss bilateral issues, including clean energy technology, coal, CCS, urbanization, business relations, and more.

The speakers are part of ChinaFAQs, a WRI-led network of independent, U.S.-China experts formed to answer questions for U.S. policymakers about climate and energy issues in China.

Press teleconference on clean energy and related issues ahead of President Hu’s state visit to Washington D.C.

Manish Bapna, Managing Director, World Resources Institute

Dr. Zou Ji, China Country Director, World Resources Institute (in Beijing)

Dr. Robert Kapp, President of Robert A. Kapp & Associates, Inc.; Senior China Advisor to Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis; and former President, US-China Business Council

Dr. Elizabeth Wilson, Associate Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy and Law, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Sarah Forbes, Senior Associate, Climate and Energy Program, World Resources Institute

Friday, January 14, 2011

9:00 a.m. EST

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