Diplomacy and Development through Partnerships: China and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

  • Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012
  • Across the U.S. government, we are breaking down barriers between the public and private sector and civil society and forging uncommon alliances that strengthen diplomacy and development efforts around the globe. The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a prime example of how the government is strategically partnering with businesses, foundations, non-governmental institutions and others to create innovative solutions to critical development challenges.

    During the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing earlier this month, China made the historic announcement that it was joining the Alliance to help fight the more than 2 million lives lost each year to exposure to dirty cookstove smoke.

    Please join us for an informative and timely discussion about how partnerships such as the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves are creating opportunities for better development and diplomacy outcomes.
    Featured speakers:
    Li Bing
    Counselor for Economic Affairs, China Embassy
    Gina McCarthy

    Assistant Adminastrator Office of Air and Radiation, Environmental Protection Agency
    Kris Balderston
    Special Representative for Global Partnerships, Department of State
    Radha Muthiah
    Executive Director, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
    Moderated by:
    Dan Runde
    Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development and Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, CSIS