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IIEP Climate and Energy Forum: Policy Comparisons and Business Perspectives: The Coal and Solar Sectors in China, U.S.A. and Germany

April 23, 2010

Co-sponsored by the National Center for Sustainable Development,
and the Bertelsmann Foundation

This event is part of the Institute for International Economic Policy's Adaptation to Climate Change Initiative

City View Room, 7th Floor
1957 E St., NW
Elliott School of International Affairs
George Washington University
Washington, DC

RSVP to iiep@gwu.edu

Agenda

7:30am: Registration and Breakfast

8:30am: Welcome Remarks (bilingual): Prof. Maggie Xiaoyang Chen - GWU

8:40am: Introduction to Roundtable Topics and Participants
Framing of the discussion topics, and Overview of the Forum
Prof. Stephen Smith - Director, Institute for International Economic Policy, GWU
                       
9:00am: Introduction of the First Panel
The Public Sector Role in Setting the Rules of the Game for Economic and Environmental Balance

Moderator: Prof. Arun Malik - GWU

China Reps: Chen Huan - Deputy Director General, CDM Fund
& Dr. Wen Gang - Ministry of Finance

U.S. Rep: Dr. Phyllis Yoshida - Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Energy Cooperation, Department of Energy

German Rep: Matthias Sonn - Minister for Economic Affairs, German Embassy - Washington, DC and Board Director, US-German Business Council

Questions to pose for Perspectives and Comparison

1. WHAT IS YOUR PERSPECTIVE ON THE PUBLIC ROLE IN THE ENERGY SECTOR, IN SEEKING ECONOMIC AND CLIMATE BALANCE?

2.  HOW DO YOU ENVISION THE WAY THE PUBLIC SECTOR WILL INTERACT WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR?

2. WHAT ARE THE MAIN CONSTRAINTS ON IMPLEMENTING THE APPROPRIATE PUBLIC ROLE?

3. WHAT DO YOU VIEW AS UNIQUE TO YOUR COUNTRY FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF SPECIAL POLICY CHALLENGES AND SPECIAL COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES?

10:00am: Audience Participation Questions - Questions collected from the audience during the primary panel discussion and posed by the moderator at this time.

10:30am: Coffee Break

11:00am: Introduction of Second Panel
The Private Sector Role in Promoting Viable Balanced Markets to achieve low carbon intensity sustainable development:

Moderator: Prof. Fred Joutz - GWU

China Reps: Chen Huan - Deputy Director General, CDM Fund
& Dr. Wen Gang - Ministry of Finance

U.S. Rep: Tom Mackey - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Clean Coal Project

German Rep: TBA

Questions to Pose for Implementation and Comparison

1. WHAT DOES THE PRIVATE SECTOR NEED FROM THE PUBLIC SECTOR?

2. WHAT SIGNIFICANT UNWARRANTED CONSTRAINTS COME FROM THE PUBLIC SECTOR?

3. WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE BALANCED AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE OF THE RESPECTIVE ENERGY SUBSECTORS?

4. WHAT FINANCING CONSTRAINTS ARE PRESENT?

12:00 noon: Audience Participation Questions - Questions collected from the audience during the second panel discussion will be posed by the moderator at this time.

12:30pm: Lunch

1:00pm: Keynote Speaker & Questions
1:15pm: Keynote Speaker introduction by Annette Heuser: Executive Director, Bertelsmann Foundation, Washington, DC

"Energy and Climate Policy: Practical Lessons from Germany"

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Klaus Scharioth - German Ambassador to the United States of America

2:00pm: Wrap up by: Mitchell F. Stanley, President & Trustee, National Center for Sustainable Development, Washington, DC

 

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