Smoke and steam rise from a coal processing plant in Hejin, in central China's Shanxi province, last November. Photo: AP Smoke and steam rise from a coal processing plant in Hejin, in central China's Shanxi province, last November. Photo: AP
Smoke and steam rise from a coal processing plant in Hejin, in central China's Shanxi province, last November. Photo: AP
Deborah Lehr
Opinion

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Deborah Lehr

Why China needs to keep its economic recovery green and sustainable

  • It is not easy to advance economic growth while protecting the environment but if China wavers in its climate goals, the long-term costs for it – and the world – would be overwhelming

Smoke and steam rise from a coal processing plant in Hejin, in central China's Shanxi province, last November. Photo: AP Smoke and steam rise from a coal processing plant in Hejin, in central China's Shanxi province, last November. Photo: AP
Smoke and steam rise from a coal processing plant in Hejin, in central China's Shanxi province, last November. Photo: AP
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Deborah Lehr

Deborah Lehr

Deborah Lehr is vice chairman of the Paulson Institute, which she helped launch. She serves as a senior adviser to the chairman on US–China relations, and provides counsel on strategic issues for the Paulson Institute. In addition, Lehr heads up the Paulson Institute Green Finance Centre, where her work includes helping to devise and establish the US-China Green Fund.