In this episode, part of Sinica’s California series, Kaiser chats with Alex Wang, a professor of law at UCLA and an expert on China’s environmental law. Just back from the COP25 meeting in Madrid, Alex provides an informed and dispassionate assessment of China’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
8:26: China and the EU on climate change
21:42: Is coal making a resurgence in China?
26:22: The carbon impact of the Belt and Road Initiative
30:15: How California collaborates with China on climate change
39:21: Predictions for the 2020 UN Climate Change Conference
Alex: The report Accelerating the low carbon transition, by David G. Victor, Frank W. Geels, and Simon Sharpe, and The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change: A Guide to the Debate, by Andrew Dressler.
Kaiser: The Netflix miniseries Trotsky, available with subtitles in English.