Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Beyond Competition? China, Climate Change, Security and the Developing World

Friday, April 6, 2012

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert Center

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Beyond Competition? China, Climate Change, Security and the Developing World

How will China manage rapid economic growth without ignoring climate change?
For more information, see http://angle.watsoninstitute.org/beyondcompetition/.

April 6, Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert Center

8:30  Coffee & Registration 

9:00  Vulnerability, Opportunity: China’s Risks and Options on Climate
Chair: Timmons Roberts
Yinlong Xu
Deborah Seligsohn
Xueman Wang
Mark Levine 

11:00  Coffee break 

11:15  Keynotes
Sheldon Whitehouse, US Senator from Rhode Island
Dan Reifsnyder (Invited), Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Sustainable Development at the U.S. Department of State 

12:30  Lunch break 

1:30  Brown efforts to understand and inform the climate negotiations
“Three Hungry Giants: China, the US and the EU in the Search for Resources in the Developing World”
“The Brown Report from Durban”: Brown students report on their work in support of the Least Developed Countries negotiating group, and research focused on issues of China, South-South development cooperation, USA-China relations 

3:15  Beyond Competition? New Directions in U.S.-China Relations in Global Climate Science and Policy
Mizan Khan
Deborah Seligsohn
Caroline Karp 

5:00  Reception, Urban Environmental Lab