Barbara Finamore: Will China save the planet?


In a recent book by the same title (available for purchase at the event), author Barbara Finamore proposes that with President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords, the US has defaulted as the world leader on climate change. The logical successor to assume that mantle is China. Is that possible?

Barbara Finamore has nearly four decades of experience in environmental law and energy policy. In 1996 she founded the NRDC’s China Program, the first clean energy program to be launched by an NGO. She also served as President and Chair of the Professional Association for China’s Environment (PACE) and is the founder and President of the China-US Energy Innovation Alliance.  In 2017 Barbara was named a member of Foreign Policy’s “The US-China 50” a group of 50 individuals who are powering the world’s most complex and consequential relationship. She holds a J.D. degree with honors from the Harvard Law School.