What does China have to do to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060?

Fu Jun, Thomas Hale
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12:30 - 13:30
Blavatnik School of Government - Online Event
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China’s transition to net zero will have enormous implications for the planet and the global economy. Can it succeed and how? Professor Fu Jun, at Peking University, will join the Blavatnik School's Thomas Hale to discuss his new book – Climate Mitigation and Adaptation in China: Policy, Technology and Market – which has won high praise internationally. A. Michael Spence, a Nobel Laureate in economics, among others, has written: 'China's role in meeting a global climate challenge is simply crucial...Prof. Fu Jun and his colleagues have done a masterful job of laying out the parameters, policies and prospects of China's path to sustainability.'


Fu Jun is Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy at both the National School of Development and the School of Government, and the Academic Dean of Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development, at Peking University. He has previously served as Executive Dean of the School of Government at Peking University, Professor and Associate Dean at the School of Public Policy and Management and Associate Professor and Professor at the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University.

His research interests include mathematical modelling, institutional political economy and related policy and legal issues such as anti-trust and regulations. He is the author of Institutions and Investments (Studies in International Economics series, the University of Michigan Press) and The Dao of the Wealth of Nations (in Chinese by Peking University Press).

In other personae, he was a Foreign Service officer with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, a member of the Listing Committee of Shenzhen Stock Exchange, advisor to Chairman of the Executive Council of UNESCO. He is a board member of the SOS Children's Village (China), and of China Foundation for Peace and Development, and he appears regularly on CCTV News as a commentator, and speaks regularly at the World Economic Forum where has served as vice chair of its Global Agenda Council on New Growth.