China is the world’s largest consumer of energy, the largest producer and consumer of coal, and the largest emitter of carbon dioxide. What does its latest Five-Year Plan propose with respect to its energy and environment future in areas such as GHG emissions, carbon capture, clean technology? This session discusses some of China’s new objectives for environmental performance and the possible opportunities and risks for Canadian energy businesses under the new plan.
Marla Orenstein, Director, Natural Resources Centre, Canada West Foundation
Ralph J. Lutes, Executive Director & GM, Teck China, Beijing
Robert Kwauk, Partner Emeritus, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Beijing
Michelle Jette, Trade Commissioner – Team Leader on Clean Tech, Forestry and Building Products, Trade Program, Embassy of Canada in Beijing