China is the world’s largest energy consumer and producer. Given the scale of its energy sector and its weight in global energy markets and governance, what happens in China’s energy sector and with its Belt and Road Initiative matters. Against the backdrop of rising Sino-US geopolitical and commercial tensions alongside challenges to the global climate governance and energy transition, China’s energy and climate policies will evolve over time and deserve a careful assessment. 
 
Kevin Tu, fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy, will analyze impacts of the ongoing US-China trade war on China’s energy and climate policies. A Q&A session will follow.

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This event is only open to students. Since space is limited, RSVPs will be accepted on a first-come basis until capacity is reached. Please only RSVP if you can commit to attending.

Lunch will be provided.

Biography
Kevin Tu is a fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University. Prior to September 2018, he was China program manager at Paris-based International Energy Agency, where he led the Agency's efforts to engage China in international energy governance and supervised the IEA China Liaison Office in Beijing. Before joining the IEA, Tu was director of China Energy & Climate Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC. With more than two decades of solid work experience in the energy and environmental fields in Asia Pacific, North America and Europe, Tu is familiar with a wide range of energy issues including fossil fuel value chains, energy sector reform as well as climate change.  

For more information contact: energypolicy@columbia.edu