14 Events

Shanghai at night

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Opportunities and Challenges in China's Carbon Market: From Model to Reality

Thu., Dec. 5, 2019 | 3:45pm - 5:00pm

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences - Pierce Hall

A Harvard-China Project Research Seminar with Cecilia Han Springer, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Environment and Natural Resources and Science, Technology and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School. This event will be held in Pierce Hall, Room #100F.

Sponsored by the Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy, and Environment; Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS); and the Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP) at Harvard Kennedy School.

Military vehicles carry DF-5B intercontinental ballistic missiles during a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II held in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, Sept. 3, 2015.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Merits of Uncertainty: The Evolution and Future of China’s Nuclear Retaliatory Capability

Wed., Sep. 12, 2018 | 10:00am - 11:30am

Littauer Building - Fainsod Room, 324

Speaker: Wu Riqiang, Research Fellow with the International Security Program and Project on Managing the Atom
A simplified nuclear exchange model will be developed to evaluate China’s past and current nuclear retaliatory capability against the Soviet Union and the United States. The modeling suggests that according to Western standards, China’s nuclear retaliation has been and remains far from “assured.” This result reflects China’s special nuclear philosophy, which emphasizes the role of nuclear taboo and prioritizes political control over survivability. However, in the face of U.S. advances in the areas of counterforce and missile defense, China probably has to continue to improve its nuclear forces qualitatively and, if necessary, quantitatively, in order to maintain its deterrent level.


Seminar - Open to the Public

China’s Electricity System Reform

Mon., Apr. 2, 2012 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Speaker: Yaodong Shi, Fellow, Consortium for Energy Policy Research

The ETIP/Consortium on Energy Policy seminar continues on Mondays this spring.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Policy Redesign Recommendations for Solving Financial Bottlenecks in Demand Side Management Activities in China

Tue., May 19, 2009 | 9:30am - 11:00am

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Demand Side Management (DSM) is one of the best and most practical policy tools for China to balance environmental protection and economic growth. U.S. experience, especially the cases of California and Vermont, offers inspiration for further progress in DSM of China. China was first introduced to the concept of DSM in the early 1990s, but the picture is very uneven and there is no clear policy for its broad uptake. In general, the bottleneck for expediting of DSM is the lack of long-term, stable, sufficient and gradually increasing funds to flow into DSM projects. The author redesigns the practical surcharge policy which will provide long-term and stable funding for DSM, the policy to facilitate the financial support from banking sector and capital market, and investigates the possibility of DSM funding from Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects.

Seminar - Open to the Public

The Impact of Carbon Emission Constraints on Chinese Coal-Based Power Technologies

Tue., Apr. 21, 2009 | 9:30am - 11:00am

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Xiaowei Xuan will present his research on the impact of carbon emission constraints on Chinese coal-based power technologies. Using a dynamic equilibrium (CGE) model, Xuan identified technologies the Chinese coal sector should adopt in order to meet its GHG reduction target, and at what carbon price these technologies will become cost-effective.

The Clean Development Mechanism, Technology Transfer, and China's GHG Reductions


Seminar - Open to the Public

The Clean Development Mechanism, Technology Transfer, and China's GHG Reductions

Tue., Apr. 7, 2009 | 9:30am - 11:00am

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Bo Wang will discuss his research on how the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has played out in China, with particular attention given to the role of technology transfer.  Wang will also explore the different factors that affect the extent of CDM-related technology transfer, and he will suggest several ways that the CDM could be improved.