Environmental challenges in China and Beyond

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Date(s) - 24/05/2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Dr Harvey Dzodin discusses climate change and the environmental challenges faced by China

About this event

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’ famous Doomsday clock is set at 100 seconds to Armageddon, not only because of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction but also the ongoing environmental crisis. After Putin’s war and his loose talk threatening to use tactical nuclear weapons and our deteriorating environment, I’d set the clock at 30 seconds to Armageddon.

Given the results of COP26 and the disheartening recent United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, UN Secretary-General Guterres has commented that “the world is sleepwalking to climate catastrophe”. China is the global leader in emitting greenhouse gases with its excessive reliance on coal and other polluting fuel sources. Will China be able to meet its pledge to peak CO2 emissions by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions before 2060? Is the damage reversible, and if not, what are the consequences?

The Confucius Institute at Bangor University is delighted to host a talk by Dr Harvey Dzodin, a highly sought-after speaker and consultant in China and abroad.

After an outstanding career in the US government and media, Dr Harvey Dzodin is currently a Beijing-based columnist for China Daily, a commentator for the China Global TV Network and China Radio International among other media. Dr Dzodin is a Senior Fellow of the Centre for China & Globalization, as well as a Senior Consultant of the National Image Communication Research Centre of Tsinghua University.

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