The Long Conversation: Dialogue on U.S.-China Climate Change
March 21, 2022 — The Long Conversation is a collaboration between Asia Society Northern California and the Long Now Foundation as part of Asia Society's COAL + ICE exhibition. Experts and leaders from climatology, journalism, energy policy, and U.S.-China relations engaged in a relay of two-person, 15-minute dialogues focused on the climate crisis.
Speakers included Kevin Rudd, president and chief executive officer of Asia Society; Orville Schell, Arthur Ross director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society; Jennifer Holmgren, chief executive officer of LanzaTech; Fan Dai, executive director of the California-China Climate Institute at the University of California, Berkeley; Chenjian Li, university chair professor at Peking University; Bin Ouyang, associate director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society; and Zander Rose, executive director of The Long Now Foundation.
Topics covered by the speakers included the current state of U.S.-China relations, differing attitudes towards climate change in the U.S. and China, climate policy in action, key technological developments in combating climate change, how the Ukraine crisis is impacting China, and why there is still hope for the future and younger generations. (1 hr., 46 min.)
Thank you to Susy & Jack Wadsworth for supporting this program.