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Environment China

Beijing Energy Network

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Environment China
Environment China

Environment China

Beijing Energy Network

19
Followers
23
Plays
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Environment China is a bi-weekly podcast from the Beijing Energy Network (BEN), a grassroots organization created to help understand and tackle China’s energy and environmental challenges. The podcast features conversations with advocates, entrepreneurs, and experts and aims to highlight innovative solutions for improving China’s environment. We explore how they do their work, what strategies and solutions they have found, and why now is the right time for real and positive progress for China’s environment.

Latest Episodes

Will China Save the Planet?

With the U.S. announcing its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement and China now embracing the concept of global climate governance, it’s easy to forget that 20 years ago, discussion of climate change in China was almost nonexistent. One person particularly well-placed to reflect on China’s transformation into a purported environmental hero is Barbara Finamore, founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s China Program and author of the book Will China Save the Planet?. Although China has certainly come a long way from the days when NRDC first started sharing its experience on energy efficiency and “negawatts” in the 1990’s, it is still a land of contradictions. We sat down with Barbara to explore China’s ongoing battle to fundamentally transform its economy in order to protect public health and reduce emissions, and the challenges it faces both domestically and globally. You can check out Barbara’s book here:https://www.amazon.com/Will-China-Planet-Barbara-Finamore/dp/1509532641

29 MIN6 days ago
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Will China Save the Planet?

Live from the Bookworm! The biggest environmental stories of 2018

Environment China is back from hibernation with a series of new interviews! First up, today’s episode was recorded live at the Beijing Bookworm International Literary Festival. It was an honor to be invited back for the second year in a row to host a panel about the biggest stories coming out of China’s energy and environmental field over the past year. Our producer and host Lili Pike moderates a panel with three expert guests: Ma Tianjie, Managing Editor of chinadialogue Beijing; Alvin Lin, Climate and Energy Policy Director at Natural Resources Defense Council China; and Lijing, a freelance environmental journalist based in Beijing. They discuss the top environmental news stories from the past year from how the trade war has impacted environmental governance to the evolution of the Belt and Road Initiative. Tune in for a riveting conversation, and we’ll be back in two weeks with our next episode! Also be sure to check out our new website, created by our producer Erin Wong! https://www.environmentchinapodcast.com/ http://bookwormfestival.com/events/blf-2019-environmental-panel/

48 MIN2 weeks ago
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Live from the Bookworm! The biggest environmental stories of 2018

Summer Break 2018!

You may be wondering, "Hey! Why has my Environment China feed been so quiet recently!?". Well, we are taking an end-of-summer break. We'll be back in one to two months with new episodes, and some exciting news about future developments with our podcast. In the meantime, enjoy past episodes from our library, check out other China-focused podcasts online, or... consider joining our all-volunteer Environment China podcast team. Email us at environmentchina@outlook.com if you are in Beijing and want to get involved with producing our show.

1 MIN2018 SEP 18
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Summer Break 2018!

Latest Episodes

Will China Save the Planet?

With the U.S. announcing its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement and China now embracing the concept of global climate governance, it’s easy to forget that 20 years ago, discussion of climate change in China was almost nonexistent. One person particularly well-placed to reflect on China’s transformation into a purported environmental hero is Barbara Finamore, founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s China Program and author of the book Will China Save the Planet?. Although China has certainly come a long way from the days when NRDC first started sharing its experience on energy efficiency and “negawatts” in the 1990’s, it is still a land of contradictions. We sat down with Barbara to explore China’s ongoing battle to fundamentally transform its economy in order to protect public health and reduce emissions, and the challenges it faces both domestically and globally. You can check out Barbara’s book here:https://www.amazon.com/Will-China-Planet-Barbara-Finamore/dp/1509532641

29 MIN6 days ago
Comments
Will China Save the Planet?

Live from the Bookworm! The biggest environmental stories of 2018

Environment China is back from hibernation with a series of new interviews! First up, today’s episode was recorded live at the Beijing Bookworm International Literary Festival. It was an honor to be invited back for the second year in a row to host a panel about the biggest stories coming out of China’s energy and environmental field over the past year. Our producer and host Lili Pike moderates a panel with three expert guests: Ma Tianjie, Managing Editor of chinadialogue Beijing; Alvin Lin, Climate and Energy Policy Director at Natural Resources Defense Council China; and Lijing, a freelance environmental journalist based in Beijing. They discuss the top environmental news stories from the past year from how the trade war has impacted environmental governance to the evolution of the Belt and Road Initiative. Tune in for a riveting conversation, and we’ll be back in two weeks with our next episode! Also be sure to check out our new website, created by our producer Erin Wong! https://www.environmentchinapodcast.com/ http://bookwormfestival.com/events/blf-2019-environmental-panel/

48 MIN2 weeks ago
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Live from the Bookworm! The biggest environmental stories of 2018

Summer Break 2018!

You may be wondering, "Hey! Why has my Environment China feed been so quiet recently!?". Well, we are taking an end-of-summer break. We'll be back in one to two months with new episodes, and some exciting news about future developments with our podcast. In the meantime, enjoy past episodes from our library, check out other China-focused podcasts online, or... consider joining our all-volunteer Environment China podcast team. Email us at environmentchina@outlook.com if you are in Beijing and want to get involved with producing our show.

1 MIN2018 SEP 18
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Summer Break 2018!

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