Dear all,
Please join us for the 5th Oregon-China Economic Forum to be held on Thursday, April 2 at 5:00-6:30 PM with a reception starting at 4:00 PM at University Club in downtown Portland. For more details and agenda for the forum, please visit the link and read the email message below. 
No cost for participating in the forum and the pre-forum reception.
Please RSVP to: by 6:00 PM, April 1 or asap


The US-China Climate Agreement:
Its Implications for Pacific Northwest


 FORUM DATE:  Thursday, April 2, 2015

 RECEPTION TIME: 4:00-5:00PM with drinks and refreshment
 FORUM TIME:  5:00-6:30 PM

 FORUM SITE:  University Club Fireside Room
 (1225 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204)


 Free and open to the public


Forum Agenda


4:00pm Reception & Networking to Welcome China’s Deputy Consul General Zha Liyou and his colleagues

5:00pm Meiru Liu, Director of Confucius Institute at PSU announces the opening of the Forum

5:05pm Welcome remarks by Mr. Angus Duncan, President, Bonneville Environmental Foundation Chair, Oregon Global Warming Commission

5:10pm Keynote: Mr. Liyou ZHA, Deputy Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in San Francisco: “The impact of Sino-US Climate Agreemen

5:25pm Li, Jianning, Chief Representative of Tianjin Economic Technological Development Area presents: “Good Practice of Sustainable Development in TEDA”

5:35pm Angus Duncan, President, Bonneville Environmental Foundation Chair, Oregon Global Warming Commission: A brief overview of federal and state greenhouse gas reduction policy initiatives, and the state of compliance and voluntary carbon markets”

5:45pm Sunun SETBOONSARNG, Global Trade Specialist at Business Oregon: “Oregon Experience in Working with China on Environmental and Climate Change”

5:55pm Panel discussion on business opportunity for Pacific Northwest companies: Representatives from Oregon’s sister province Fujian, City of Tianjin, Oregon Senator Roblan and business representatives will participate. Moderator: Jin Lan-President of Oregon China Sister State Relations Council

6:20-6:30pm Q&A

6:30pm The Forum adjourns


Organizers & Sponsors:
Oregon-China Sister State Relations Council
Confucius Institute at Portland State University


Tianjin Economic Technological Development Area (TEDA)
Climate Solutions (CS)
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Oregon Global Warming Commission (OGWC) 
Oregon Environmental Council (OEC)
Oregon Environmental Committee (OEC)
Business Oregon (BO)



       President Obama's critics have lambasted his November 9, 2014 climate agreement with President Xi Jinping as an exercise in economic self-destruction. They contend that it sacrifices US jobs and competitiveness in return for a meaningless gesture by China. Is China getting a free ride in the Nov. 9th, 2014 climate agreement? How the agreement will impact Pacific Northwest? What are the business opportunities?

       According to Bloomberg News, ”Chinese President Xi Jinping agreement with President Barack Obama requires a radical environmental and economic makeover. Xi’s commitment to cap carbon emissions by 2030 and turn to renewable sources for 20 percent of the country’s energy comes with a price tag of $2 trillion.

       The pledge would require China to produce either 67 times more nuclear energy than the country is forecast to have at the end of 2014, 30 times more solar or nine times more wind power. That almost equals the non-fossil fuel energy of the entire U.S. generating capacity today. China’s program holds the potential of producing vast riches for nuclear, solar and wind companies that get in on the action.

       April 2nd Oregon-China Economic Forum in its 5th year will host a special US-China Climate Forum bringing experts from both China and US to discuss the impact of US-China Climate Agreement in the Northwest and potential business opportunities.