Skip to main content

Unpacking China’s Climate Action

Date & Time

Nov. 9, 2023
2:30pm – 3:45pm ET


5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
and Online


The global climate COP26 in 2021 ended on a surprisingly high note with the United States and China signing a joint Climate Declaration. Yet as political tensions rose, US-China climate talks stalled. Over the past two years both countries have been taking steps to independently accelerate their climate action at home and overseas.  

At this CEF meeting, panelists will unpack some of China’s progress or slippage in climate action since 2021, with some comparison to trends in the United States. Lili Pike (Freelance Writer) will discuss the impact of deteriorating US-China relations on climate action in both countries. Drawing on her reporting on the electric vehicle and battery industries, she will talk about the meteoric rise of China's EV industry and the trade-offs the US is making between competing with China in the EV space and cutting emissions. Kyle Obermann (Environmental Photographer) will highlight insights from his US-China Journey to Net Zero documentary. He will also discuss China’s expanding nature-based climate solutions through national park planning and wild-land protection.


lili pike headshot

Lili Pike

Freelance Writer
kyle obermann headshot

Kyle Obermann

Environmental Photographer, Filmmaker, Writer; Co-Founder, China Outdoors and Conservation Network

Hosted By

China Environment Forum

Since 1997, the China Environment Forum's mission has been to forge US-China cooperation on energy, environment, and sustainable development challenges. We play a unique nonpartisan role in creating multi-stakeholder dialogues around these issues.  Read more

Thank you for your interest in this event. Please send any feedback or questions to our Events staff.