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Environment China is a weekly bilingual podcast from the Beijing Energy Network. The show features conversations with advocates, entrepreneurs, and experts working in the environmental field in China.  We are looking to learn how they do their work, what new strategies and solutions they have found, and why now is the right time for real and positive changes in China’s environmental field.

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Jan 20, 2021

Today we are beginning a new series of podcasts on the hot topic of US-China energy and climate cooperation, starting with Professor Joanna Lewis of Georgetown University.

Dr Joanna Lewis is Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor of Energy and Environment and Director of the Science, Technology and International Affairs Program (STIA) at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. She is also a faculty affiliate in the China Energy Group at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Lewis leads Georgetown’s US-China Climate Research Dialogue and US-China Energy and Climate Working Group. Lewis holds a Master’s and Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University.

In this episode, we touch on:

  • Lessons from past U.S.-China climate and energy cooperation, a topic Prof Lewis addressed in a recent paper here:
  • Which areas of climate cooperation the Biden administration is likely to focus on;
  • Whether Trump tariffs on solar and other clean energy technologies will be removed;
  • Whether the U.S. can still cooperate with China on technology innovation;
  • And whether the two countries still believe they can learn from each other on climate policy.