FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS’ CLUB LUNCH TALK, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

Hong Kong’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club hosted a talk by Global Cities’ Authors Robert Gottlieb and Simon Ng. The FCC topic was “Who really cares about the environment — China or the U.S.? The FCC announcement for the talk included the following statement and provided the video link for the talk here: https://www.fcchk.org/event/club-lunch-who-really-cares-about-the-environment-china-or-the-u-s/

The international community was dismayed in June when President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris Accord, a landmark 2015 pact to fight climate change. That move put the United States at odds with the 195 other nation signatories. China took the opportunity to criticize Trump, and to reaffirm its own commitment to becoming a world leader in green energy. In this talk, U.S. academic Robert Gottlieb and Hong Kong environmental researcher Simon Ng will look at both sides of the issue, from the American and Chinese points of view.

 


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