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China’s Clean Energy Partnerships in the Global South

Date & Time

Sep. 14, 2023
10:30am – 11:45am ET


6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center
and Online


Energy partnerships between China and the Global South over the past decade have been heavy on fossil fuel infrastructure and critical mineral mining, both highly polluting. Since 2021, the Chinese government has started a pivot towards a greener Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), emphasizing clean energy investments and projects. The Xi administration banned coal-fired power plant construction along the Belt and Road in 2021 and issued new regulations and standards for improving environmental performance of overseas projects.  

To take the pulse on this move to green the BRI, this meeting, in partnership with the Heinrich Böll Foundation, will feature conversations on low- and high-carbon energy projects China has been building in the Global South. Expert panelists Jacqueline Musiitwa (USAID), Kate Logan (Asia Society Policy Institute), and Juliana González Jáuregui (Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, Argentina) will offer insights on energy partnerships and their impact in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America, respectively.  


Kate Logan

Kate Logan

Associate Director of Climate, Asia Society Policy Institute
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Juliana González Jáuregui

Coordinator, China Studies Department, Flacso Argentina
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Jacqueline Musiitwa

Senior Climate Finance Advisor, Adjunct Professor; USAID, Georgetown University

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China Environment Forum

Since 1997, the China Environment Forum's mission has been to forge US-China cooperation on energy, environment, and sustainable development challenges. We play a unique nonpartisan role in creating multi-stakeholder dialogues around these issues.  Read more

Indo-Pacific Program

The Indo-Pacific Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on US interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

Latin America Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

Environmental Change and Security Program

The Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) explores the connections between environmental change, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy.  Read more

Africa Program

The Africa Program works to address the most critical issues facing Africa and US-Africa relations, build mutually beneficial US-Africa relations, and enhance knowledge and understanding about Africa in the United States. The Program achieves its mission through in-depth research and analyses, public discussion, working groups, and briefings that bring together policymakers, practitioners, and subject matter experts to analyze and offer practical options for tackling key challenges in Africa and in US-Africa relations.    Read more

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