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Season 2, Episode 4:费楠茉 Barbara Finamore - 美国环境与能源政策专家、

China Cleantech

[Recorded in January, 2021] Sometimes life brings you to an unexpected place. For Barbara Finamore, that place was China. In this episode, learn about how the former Senior Director for Asia at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and founder of their China program went from environmental litigator in Washington, DC to becoming a member of Foreign Policy’s “U.S.-China 50.” Barbara shares valuable lessons in climate action progress from the 1990s to the present in China, as well as how to best approach the US-China collective work on solving climate change. Relevant links:Barbara Finamore’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/bfinamore Barbara Finamore’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bfinamore/ Will China Save the Planet Book: https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Will+China+Save+the+Planet%3F-p-9781509532667 [2021年1月录制] 有时生活会将人带到意想不到的地方。 对于费楠茉 (Barbara Finamore)来说,那个地方是中国。 在本期播客中,你将了解这位自然资源保护委员会(NRDC)的前亚洲区高级主管及其中国计划的创始人是如何从华盛顿特区的环境诉讼官,变成外交政策的“中美关系50强”成员之一的。 费楠茉在1990年代至今的中国气候行动进展中分享了宝贵的经验教训,此外还分享了中美在解决气候变化问题方面应当如何共同努力,以最佳方式解决这一问题的想法。相关链接:费楠茉(Barbara Finamore)的Twitter:https://twitter.com/bfinamore费楠茉(Barbara Finamore)的LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/bfinamore/中国是否能拯救地球?:https://www.wiley.com/zh-cn/Will+China+Save+the+Planet%3F-p-9781509532667

37mins

23 Feb 2021

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Season 2, Episode 4: Barbara Finamore - Author, Will China Save the Planet?

China Cleantech 生态创新

Sometimes life brings you to an unexpected place. For Barbara Finamore, that place was China. In this episode, learn about how the former Senior Director for Asia at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and founder of their China program went from environmental litigator in Washington, DC to becoming a member of Foreign Policy’s U.S.-China 50. Barbara shares valuable lessons in climate action progress from the 1990s to the present in China, as well as how to best approach the US-China collective work on solving climate change. Relevant links: Barbara Finamore’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/bfinamore Barbara Finamore’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bfinamore/ Will China Save the Planet Book: https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Will+China+Save+the+Planet%3F-p-9781509532667

37mins

20 Feb 2021

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Barbara Finamore | Energy, Pollution, & Why China's Electric Vehicle Industry Might Just Save Our Planet

The Negotiation

Today on The Negotiation, we speak with Barbara Finamore, Senior Strategic Director for Asia at the Natural Resources Defense Council and the author of Will China Save the Planet (2018). She started her career with the NRDC as an environmental litigator, a position she left after getting married to a U.S. diplomat in the 1980s. Her husband took her to China in 1990, when the country was considering its earliest initiatives for sustainable development.Barbara was there to witness first-hand the country’s signing of the Framework Convention on Climate Change, as well as the drafting of the world’s first sustainable development blueprint for the 21st century, known as Agenda 21. Since the mid-1990s, Barbara has been heading the NRDC’s energy program in China.Says Barbara: “I got hooked on the challenges that China faced and getting to know the people who were working to address those challenges, many of whom became leaders in China’s energy and climate policy.”China’s environmental problems took off alongside its rapid economic growth in 2001 when the country joined the WTO. Its performance during that decade would earn China the moniker of being the world’s “economic miracle”.China’s most valuable commodity during this period? Coal: the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel and the leading source of CO2 emissions in the world, as well as the source of China’s devastating air pollution. Coal was the cause of 2013’s “airpocalypse”, during which time the Chinese citizens were breathing in an equivalent of one-and-a-half cigarettes per hour every day. In 2018, China launched its Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan which intends to cut down coal use.COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on China’s energy and environmental sectors. Chinese citizens have become less willing to take public transit due to crowding. There is a greater interest in private vehicles (which will have negative effects on climate change in the long run). The government has increased its focus on electric vehicles as essential to its long-term industrial transformation—a major element in its “new infrastructure” initiative (other elements include 5G and artificial intelligence).In the short-term, the Chinese government is taking steps to ease its environmental controls on gasoline-powered engines since the automotive industry as a whole is a pillar industry in China, being responsible for some 10% of jobs and nearly 10% of all retail sales.

39mins

17 Jun 2020

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Will China save the planet? A climatic conversation with NRDC's Barbara Finamore

Sinica Podcast

In a show taped in late February, Kaiser chats with Barbara Finamore, senior attorney and senior strategic director, Asia, for the Natural Resources Defense Council, who shares her perspective on China's impressive progress in curbing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing the price of renewable energy, and producing electric vehicles. Tune in for a rare bit of optimism in these tough times!6:05: How much China has invested in renewable infrastructure14:48: The impetus behind Chinese environmental reform28:59: The unsung heroes of China’s environmental movement35:44: How jobs in clean energy can help revitalize an economy45:23: Zero-emissions vehicles, and what the U.S. can learnRecommendations:Barbara: Subscribing to the China Dialogue newsletter, for updates on environmental news in China. Kaiser: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, by Isabel Wilkerson.This podcast was edited and produced by Kaiser Kuo and Jason MacRonald.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 6mins

9 Apr 2020

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NEW: BARBARA FINAMORE - Will China Save the Planet?

Free Forum with Terrence McNally

In the US today, we see how even one person willing to oppose the popular consensus can dictate our nation’s response to climate change. Meanwhile China has leapt into the vacuum created by our retreat. In her provocative new book, Will China Save the Planet?, BARBARA FINAMORE, Senior Attorney and Asia Senior Strategic Director, Natural Resources Defense Council, explores China’s big picture, long-term strategy to seize the leadership of the global response and reap the technological, economic, and political benefits.

57mins

18 Jul 2019

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Carbon, Climate, and China: A Conversation with Barbara Finamore

Energy and Sustainability - Audio

By: Bonnie S. Glaser This episode evaluates China’s progress in the global endeavor to combat climate change by reducing carbon emissions and investing in green technology. Our guest, Ms. Barbara Finamore, explains Beijing’s current climate change policies and their role in China’s national priorities like the Belt and Road Initiative. She also looks ahead to how China might continue advancing clean energy at home while playing a growing role in international climate change initiatives. Ms. Barbara Finamore is Senior Strategic Director for Asia and the founder of the China program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, focusing on climate, clean energy, and urban solutions in China. Ms. Finamore also served as president and chair of the Professional Association for China's Environment (PACE) and is the co-founder and president of the China-U.S. Energy Innovation Alliance.  

31mins

5 Jun 2019

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Carbon, Climate, and China: A Conversation with Barbara Finamore

ChinaPower

This episode evaluates China’s progress in the global endeavor to combat climate change by reducing carbon emissions and investing in green technology. Our guest, Ms. Barbara Finamore, explains Beijing’s current climate change policies and their role in China’s national priorities like the Belt and Road Initiative. She also looks ahead to how China might continue advancing clean energy at home while playing a growing role in international climate change initiatives. Ms. Barbara Finamore is Senior Strategic Director for Asia and the founder of the China program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, focusing on climate, clean energy, and urban solutions in China. Ms. Finamore also served as president and chair of the Professional Association for China's Environment (PACE) and is the co-founder and president of the China-U.S. Energy Innovation Alliance.

31mins

5 Jun 2019

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Will China Save the Planet? - Barbara Finamore

China 21

Barbara Finamore, who founded the National Resource Defense Council’s China program, discusses with China Focus editor-in-chief Charlie Vest about China’s clean energy sectors, domestic environmental activism and its push to develop renewable energy infrastructure abroad. Barbara Finamore founded NRDC’s China program, focusing on climate, clean energy, environmental protection, and urban solutions in China. She is the author of "Will China Save the Planet?" Charlie Vest is a Master’s Candidate in Chinese Political and Economic Affairs at the School of Global Policy & Strategy, and the Editor-in-Chief for the China Focus blog for 2018-2019. This episode was recorded at UC San Diego, and is a production of the 21st Century China Center Editor/Host: Samuel Tsoi, Charlie Vest Production Support: Mike Fausner Music: Dave Liang/Shanghai Restoration Project

13mins

7 May 2019

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Barbara Finamore on the Evolution of China's Response to Climate Change

NCUSCR Interviews

Barbara Finamore, author of the new book Will China Save the Planet?, talks to Jan Berris, National Commitee Vice President, about China's path to becoming a responsible stakeholder on environmental issues.

15mins

30 Nov 2018

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Barbara Finamore: Will China Save the Planet?

NCUSCR Events

During President Obama’s second term in office, the United States and China reached several agreements aimed at curbing each country’s greenhouse emissions, a major factor in climate change. Following years of stalemate, the partnership between the world’s two largest economies and emitters paved way for the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement. However, much of this progress remains in question following President Trump’s decision in 2017 to withdraw the United States from the multinational accord. As the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide per capita, the full withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Agreement has cast doubt on the ability of the international community to combat climate change successfully, and was seen by many as a full retreat of American leadership. However, in a new book, Will China Save the Planet? author Barbara Finamore explains that under Xi Jinping, China has emerged as the leader in environmental governance, and has the potential to fill the void left by the United States. On November 28, Ms. Finamore discussed her book, and explored how China overcame internal obstacles to transform itself into a pioneer in the clean energy revolution. Barbara Finamore is a senior attorney and Asia director at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Ms. Finamore founded NRDC’s China Program, which promotes innovative policy development, capacity building and market transformation in China with a focus on climate, clean energy, environmental protection and urban solutions. Ms. Finamore has had 35 years of experience in environmental law and energy policy, focusing on China for over two decades. She has also worked in NRDC's nuclear nonproliferation program, at the U.S. Departments of Justice and the Interior, and as a consultant to the United Nations Development Programme and the Center for International Environmental Law.

1hr 18mins

30 Nov 2018

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