The Initiative for U.S.-China Cooperation on Energy and Climate addresses the unfolding global climate crisis and the critical roles that both the U.S. and China must play in forging a solution. The project aims to catalyze U.S.-China cooperation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from energy use, and in the process build a more stable foundation for bilateral relations through this area of common interest.
The most recent report of the Initiative, A Roadmap for U.S.-China Collaboration on Carbon Capture and Sequestration
, was launched in November 2009 and addresses the U.S. and China’s heavy reliance on coal-fired power generation. The report offers specific recommendations to further the demonstration and deployment of CCS technologies through bilateral collaboration in order to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions, while offering solutions to the complex political, technical and financial challenges involved. Download the report.
The first report of the Initiative, Common Challenge, Collaborative Response: A Roadmap for U.S.-China Cooperation on Energy and Climate Change
, presents both a vision and a concrete roadmap for this new collaboration. With input from scores of experts, stakeholders, and policymakers from the sciences, business, civil society, and politics in China and the United States, the report explores the climate and energy challenges facing both nations and recommends a program for sustained high-level engagement and on-the-ground action.