Webinar: Getting to Net Zero

US-China Framework and Milestones for Carbon Neutrality

Thursday, May 06, 2021 to Friday, May 07, 2021 | 5:00pm


May 6, 2021 | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
May 6, 2021 | 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
May 7, 2021 | 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. (China Time)


Global momentum and ambition around climate action are now higher than they have been since the 1990s. To be sustained, this momentum will need to be supported by national and subnational collaboration between the United States and China. The two countries are the world’s dominant greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters, its largest economies, and their bilateral relationship was instrumental to formation of the Paris Agreement. The California-China Climate Institute held a discussion of the framework and recommendations on how the U.S. and China can achieve net zero emissions.



5:00pm: Welcome Remarks by Governor Jerry Brown

5:05pm: Presentation of the  Getting to Zero Report: Key Messages and Recommendations by Fritz Kahrl, Research Affiliate, CCCI; Nan Zhou, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Amber Mahone of E3. 

Presentation of the State Climate Action Map: Jessica Gordon, Climate Policy Fellow, CCCI

5:30pm: Reflections on Report and Database, and Takeaways for US-China Cooperation on Carbon Neutrality

Vance Wagner, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships China, Energy Foundation

Ailun Yang, Environmental Program Manager, Bloomberg Philanthropies

Joanna Lewis, Associate Professor and Director, Science, Technology and International Affairs Program, Georgetown University

5:45pm: Closing remarks by  Mary Nichols, Vice Chair of California-China Climate Institute