[Webinar] Opportunities for Enhanced Near-term U.S.-China Climate Action: Industrial Decarbonization

Thursday, June 01, 2023 | 5:00pm - 6:15pm


June 1 |  5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. (Pacific Time)
June 2 | 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. (China Standard Time)

Industrial emissions are responsible for approximately 60% of China’s greenhouse gas emissions, and 30% of U.S. emissions. Taking action to reduce emissions from industrial sectors like iron & steel, cement, and the chemical industry will be critical to helping the U.S. and China meet their mid-century carbon neutrality goals. What technological innovations and policy tools are available to the U.S. and China, particularly within this current decade? During this event, we heard from issue-experts on opportunities in energy and materials efficiency, electrification, and the circular economy, including new insights from a recent report, Decarbonizing Industry in the U.S. and China.


5:00 PM Discussion is opened by Moderator, Jenn Perron, Climate Policy Fellow,  California-China Climate Institute

5:05 PM Reducing Industrial Emissions in the U.S. 

  • Julia Thayne DeMordaunt, Sr. Principal, Climate Aligned Industries, Rocky Mountain Institute 

5:15 PM Reducing Industrial Emissions in China

  • Hongyou Lu, Senior Scientific Engineering Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Qi Zhang, Professor in the Department of Thermal Engineering, Northeastern University of China

5:35 PM Commentary and Reactions 

  • Jackie Wong, Director, Industry, Hydrogen, and Innovation Group, Climate & Clean Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council 

6:00 PM Moderated Audience Question and Answer

6:15 PM Event Closes