A Comparative Advantage Strategy for Rapid Pollution Mitigation
Environment & Sustainability
First 15-20 minutes is for networking Sandwiches & beverages included
Hosted by the Environment Committee As a result of the unprecedented growth of the economy and energy consumption, no other country is facing more daunting challenges than China to reduce pollutant emissions. A critical but inadequately addressed question is how rapidly China could achieve such mitigation. The stake is high not only about how much worse China's environmental quality could become but also on how likely the world could prevent catastrophic climate change.
Through examining mainly SO 2 mitigation in coal-fired power plants and secondarily wind energy development, the speaker suggests a comparative advantage strategy for China's fast pollution mitigation. The strategy could help effectively accumulate strong enough political will and enforcement capacity to quickly create demand for the installation and operation of environmental facilities, on the one hand, and build up industrial capacity and competiveness to meet the huge demand, on the other.
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