26 November 2015

Dahrendorf Lecture: China’s low-carbon development strategy and emissions trading

Location Hertie School of Governance, Berlin. Speakers | Frank Jotzo.
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Thursday, 26 November 2015 | 12.00 – 2.00 pm | Hertie School of Governance, Room 3.30

Speaker: Frank Jotzo, Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Climate Economics and Policy at the Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy

Welcome and Moderation: Franziska Holz, Professor of Governance of Energy and Infrastructure, Hertie School of Governance; Senior Researcher in Energy Economics at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

China has linked its 2030 emissions target to a broader vision for low-carbon development. The idea is that China cannot follow the same emissions intensive trajectory as the developed countries did, and that creating its own, lower-emissions pathway will mean economic and social success for China. A national emissions trading scheme is in the making, which could become an important part of the policy mix in the medium term, in conjunction with energy sector reform.

In this lunchtime seminar, Franz Jotzo will draw on joint research with Chinese colleagues, including this paper, and advisory to Chinese policy relevant research.

If you wish to attend this event please send an email to Felix Krause f.krause@hertie-school.org.

Frank JotzoFrank Jotzo is Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Climate Economics and Policy at the Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy. His focus is on policy relevant research on the economics and policy of climate change and energy. He has contributed to advisory and assessment processes, including Australia’s Garnaut Climate Change Review, as adviser to Indonesia’s Minister of Finance, the World Bank’s Partnership for Market Readiness program, Australian sub-national governments, IPCC lead author AR5 WGIII, the UN SDSN Deep Decarbonisation Pathways Project, and as leader of a collaborative research program with Chinese researchers. Frank is in Germany as part of a collaboration with Prof Andreas Loeschel of Muenster University, supported by the German government (Federal Foreign Office). He was Senior Fellow during the Dahrendorf Symposium 2013 “Changing the European Debate: Focus on Climate Change”.