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China Goes Green

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Yifei Li of NYU Shanghai and Judith Shapiro of American University discuss China's green authoritarianism and its implications for the environment and international politics.
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Yifei Li
Judith Shapiro
Dan Misch
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As the world races against time to limit the human carbon footprint, governments are adopting a wide range of policies to limit greenhouse gas emissions. China is no exception: in a recent speech to the United Nations, President Xi Jinping pledged for China to be carbon neutral by 2060. As China puts these policies into practice, some analysts have questioned whether they are part of a larger agenda to expand state power. Yifei Li and Judith Shapiro join the Council to discuss this green authoritarianism and its implications for the environment and international politics.

About the Speakers
Yifei Li
Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, NYU Shanghai
Yifei Li is assistant professor of Environmental Studies at NYU Shanghai and Global Network assistant professor at NYU.
Judith Shapiro
Director, Natural Resources and Sustainable Development, American University
Judith Shapiro is director of the Masters in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development for the School of International Service at American University and chair of the Global Environmental Politics program.
Dan Misch
Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council Global Energy Center
Dan Misch is a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, a Class of 2020 Emerging Leader with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and a Defense Council member of the Truman National Security Project.