Press Call on China's Climate Action and the 13th Five Year Plan

China’s 13th Five Year Plan, to be released in the coming days, will provide a blueprint for the country’s economic, social, and environmental development through 2020. More specific plans for energy and other sectors are expected following the main plan’s release. The plan comes in the context of China’s increasing climate action in recent years, with three key trends emerging: China is making progress in rebalancing its economy away from heavy industry toward services, limiting coal use, and expanding its use of non-fossil energy.

To discuss these trends and provide an overview of the Five Year Plan process, ChinaFAQs hosted a press teleconference on March 4th.

For the audio of the press call, click here.

Speakers on the call included:

  • Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, World Resources Institute
  • Ranping Song, Developing Country Climate Action Manager, World Resources Institute
  • Barbara Finamore, Asia Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Kate Gordon, Paulson Institute

For more detail on China’s climate action over the past five years and the upcoming Five Year Plan, see our recent blog post, China’s Climate Action: Looking Back, and Looking Ahead to the 13th Five-Year Plan.

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