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China's ecological civilisation: 2021 and beyond

Webinar, 1st March, 12:00 GMT

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This IIED Debates event on Monday, 1 March 2021 will explore the role of ‘eco-civilisation’ in China’s environmental leadership and what is required for China to become a global force for green economic transition in 2021 and beyond.

As governments around the world move to green their economies in the next decade – including shaping green recoveries from COVID-19 – China’s policy and governance approaches loom larger than ever. The role that‘eco-civilisation’ might play internationally, through its alignment or divergence from ‘green economy’ and ‘inclusive green growth’ agendas remains unclear.

At our forthcoming webinar, to be held Monday, 1 March 2021 and hosted with the International Institute of Environment and Development, we will hear researchers and experts on China and green economy discuss China’s green economic policy. What does the evolution of "eco-civilisation" tell us about China’s approach to transitioning toward a greener economy and what can the global community do to engage more effectively?

The speakers will discuss the implications of eco-civilisation for policy outcomes in the 14th Five Year Plan, as well as international development financing and key international processes in 2021 and beyond.

When: Monday, 1 March 2021, 12.00pm-1pm (GMT, UK time)

Where: This webinar will use the Zoom video conferencing platform. For those who have not attended a Zoom webinar before, please read this guide to participation as an attendee.

For more information and to book your place: click here

About the panel

Oliver Greenfield (moderator) is the convenor of the Green Economy Coalition and provides network leadership.

Lila Buckley is a senior researcher in IIED's Natural Resources research group and lead for theChina in global development team.

Andrew Norton is director of IIED. He is an applied anthropologist working on a range of issues related to social and environmental justice.

Sam Geall is acting CEO of China Dialogue, associate fellow at Chatham House and associate faculty at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex.

Yunnan Chen is a senior research officer in the development and public finance programme at the Overseas Development Institute.

Photo by Hanson Lu on Unsplash


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