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Valerie Karplus – China’s Climate Policy and Air Quality: From Subnational to Global Impacts
November 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Speaker: Valerie J. Karplus, Assistant Professor of Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
China’s future energy mix will have a decisive effect on the world’s ability to meet climate change mitigation goals. This talk will discuss China’s national approach to climate change, and use a multi-scale modeling approach to analyze the effects of China’s climate pledge on the energy system, greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, and human health. Projected air quality and health co-benefits in Japan, Korea, and the U.S. will also be presented. Taken together, the findings provide a strong case for cooperation among China, the U.S., and other Asian countries to support implementation of China’s climate goals.