The Georgetown University Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues addresses climate change-related issues and opportunities for cooperation through research, publications, and events that engage faculty, students, and leading stakeholders in both countries.
From spring 2016 to fall 2017, the U.S.-China Research Group on Climate Change, convened by Joanna Lewis of Georgetown University in collaboration with Zhang Xiliang of Tsinghua University, brought together a team of experts from the United States and China for a structured dialogue around key academic and policy issues relating to clean energy technology cooperation, climate finance, and climate policy implementation. The research group met three times in Washington, DC, and Beijing to advance a shared research agenda and inform relevant stakeholders for better policy and practical cooperation in bilateral and multilateral contexts.
Established in 2018, the U.S.-China Energy and Climate Cooperation Working Group, led by Joanna Lewis, convenes key U.S.-based stakeholders. The group meets quarterly over a two-year period (2018-2020) to share information on ongoing “Track I” activities, opportunities for “Track II” cooperation, and developments in U.S. and Chinese energy and climate policy that influence the bilateral dynamic and wider global agenda.
For an overview of Georgetown’s engagement with climate change issues across schools and programs, visit the Global Georgetown website.