Is There a Path Forward on Climate Diplomacy? 

  Climate diplomacy between the United States and China has been a bright spot in international efforts to confront climate change and in the broader relationship between the two countries. As the largest greenhouse gas emitters, the pairing of China and the United States largely made the 2015 Paris Agreement possible and more recently paved the way for an agreement in Glasgow, Scotland. But as China and the US attempt to work through a range of other challenging issues, there are questions whether cooperation will continue on the climate front. Will China and the United States put aside their differences and continue to work together to lead the world in climate diplomacy? What role could a new clean energy arms race play in impeding or inciting climate progress internationally? 

  Join the Fireside Chat on the opening date of the joint forum, the former deputy director general of China’s National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation and current President of the Energy Foundation in China, and Jonathan Pershing, the former US Deputy Climate Envoy and current program director of environment at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The event will be moderated by Lisa Friedman, climate policy reporter for The New York Times.

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