Climate Policy Symposium: From Kyoto to Bali with Christine Loh and Jeremy Carl
Taking advantage of policy experts and corporate executives passing through Hong Kong on their way to Bali, the seminar provides an opportunity to hear their views on the way forward. The guest speakers are working at the forefront of climate change issues through the United Nations process to help shape the international "post-Kyoto" agreements beyond 2012. This is also a rare opportunity to hear how business leaders from three countries see the climate change issues in the electric power sector- Civic Exchange
Jeremy Carl is a Research Fellow in the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD) at Stanford University. His primary research interests are in the political economy and environmental effects of energy development, with a particular focus on China and India.
He came to Stanford by way of New Delhi, India where he researched energy, resource economics, and environmental issues at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). TERI's Director General R.K. Pachauri also heads the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Jeremy has continued to work on climate issues at Stanford with other leading notables involved with the IPCC.
Jeremy's current research focuses on advanced coal technologies and the political economy of the coal sector in China and India. He is particularly interested in the role of coal in climate change and how China and India can work to more effectively manage coal-related climate issues while developing economically.
Christine Loh is the founder and CEO of Civic Exchange, an independent, non-profit public policy think tank. Loh has an English law degree and a Masters of Law degree in Chinese and Comparative Law. She has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Law, honoris causa, by her alma mater, the University of Hull.
Loh has worked in many areas, including law, business, politics, media, and the non-profit sector, but is best known as a leading voice in public policy in Hong Kong, particularly in promoting democracy and environmental protection.
In January 200,7 she was named as Hong Kong Business's "Woman of the Year for 2006."