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Investing with a Higher Purpose: Renewable Energy and Environmental Protection – New York, March 18, 2013

Organization: International Trade Committee, Energy Law Committee, International Environmental Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association

Title: Investing with a Higher Purpose: Renewable Energy and Environmental Protection: A New Ear in U.S.-China Trade and Investment Relations

Location: Great Hall of the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY

Date/Time: March 18, 2013, 6 pm – 9 pm


The United States and China are currently the biggest economies in the world and yet both countries lag behind others when it comes to investing in renewable energy. Failure to invest in renewable energy at a level proportionate to the size of their economies has both economic and environmental implications for the U.S., China and indeed the world. A new chapter in U.S.-China trade relations may be expected beginning in 2013, as U.S. President Barack Obama begins his second term and the leadership of China undergoes major changes. The purpose of this Forum is to identify and explore opportunities for the U.S. and China to collaborate on trade and investment in renewable energy and environmental protection. Through such dialogue among accomplished players in the field, the Forum aims to propel action on these important topics.

Introductory remarks by sponsoring Committee Chairs


Dr. Mingjun Jiang, President, IESCO International Ecological Safety Collaborative Organization (Observer of UN-ECOSOC)
Eco-Safety and Technology Collaboration


Winston Ma, Managing Director & Deputy Chief Representative,
China Investment Corporation (CIC)
Sovereign Wealth Fund in Renewable Energy Investment

Winston K.H. Chow, Advisor, International Program,
Office of Energy, Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Existing Opportunities in Cooperative Programs

John Crowley, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Opportunities Available for Legal Practitioners

Kenneth Berlin, Senior Vice President, Coalition for Green Capital
Green Bank and States’ Involvement

Edward J. Sappin, Chief Executive Officer, The Willowbrook Company
An Investor’s View in Developing Renewable Projects

Professor Michael B. Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and Director, Center of Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School

Panel Discussion & Q&A

Drinks and light refreshments will be served.

Registration Information: The event is free, but please register.


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