China has become a global leader in clean energy in recent years. Exporting renewable energy technologies and equipment is at the core of China’s plan to go green while remaining prosperous. The five Central Asian countries can benefit from this drive and capitalize on Chinese investments and financing, technological exchange, and knowledge sharing in their pursuit of a clean energy transition. Chinese firms have already become important investors in solar and wind farms in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. However, to fully benefit from these opportunities, Central Asian countries should carefully consider a number of challenges, including potential financial and technological dependence and the ramifications of China's economic slowdown. The panel will feature a presentation of the recent Renewable Energy Transition in Central Asia (RETCA) project publication on the topic.
This event is co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University
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