Abe Global Houston | Confronting Climate Change: What Can the US and Japan Contribute to Creating Sustainable Societies?

Asia Society Texas Center 1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX, United States

Overview Please click here to view a video of the event. Energy-intensive production has been both a leading contributor to climate change as well as one of the keys to modern economic growth over the last several centuries. In the post-WWII era, the “economic miracles” of Asian growth—starting with Japan, and followed by South Korea, Taiwan, China, and now increasingly India—have lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. At the same time, these “economic miracles” have created huge pollution problems which have adversely affected the health of millions of people while speeding up the effects of climate change. Some early …