Press Call Analyzing China's 13th Five Year Plan

China recently released its 13th Five Year Plan, which will guide China’s economic, social, and environmental policy through 2020. The plan makes clear that China is integrating climate action into its strategy for economic development. It sets China on course to meet or exceed its international climate commitments, and lays out a strategy for a rebalancing of the economy toward cleaner drivers of growth.

To analyze the key elements of the Five Year Plan in the context of the progress China has achieved and the country’s remaining challenges, ChinaFAQs organized a press conference call on March 18th.

For the audio of the press call, click here.

Speakers on the call included:

  • Ranping Song, Developing Country Climate Action Manager, World Resources Institute
  • Barbara Finamore, Asia Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Kate Gordon, Vice Chair of Climate and Sustainable Urbanization, Paulson Institute

For more detail on the implications of the 13th Five Year Plan for China’s climate action, see our blog post, 5 Questions: What Does China’s New Five-Year Plan Mean for Climate Action?


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Bernd Thaller via Flickr