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China-U.S. Dialogue on Air, Climate and Health in New York with Experts from Tsinghua and Harvard University

In September 23, 2019, Energy Foundation China supported the China Clean Air Policy Partnership (CCAPP) to organize a “Air Quality, Human Health, and Climate Change” seminar in New York City with experts from Tsinghua and Harvard Universities, as United Nations convened its Climate Action Summit.


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Vice President of CCAPP Steering Committee He Kebin, the Dean of the School of Environment at Tsinghua and a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and Gina MacCarthy, the current Director of the Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment at Harvard and the former Administrator of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, introduced the current programs, achievements, and challenges regarding air pollution control, climate change mitigation, co-control strategies, and human health in the two countries. With a focus on global human health, the experts agreed that this dialogue was a starting point for discussing the possibility of future exchanges and collaborations between the two universities in areas of air quality management, climate change, and socio-economic development. Zou Ji, the CEO and President of Energy Foundation China, said that he was looking forward to future collaborations between the two universities. Both sides could play a leading role in these topics, and Energy Foundation China would love to support this initiative, according to him.


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