A Shifting Waterscape Shapes China’s Energy & Food Choices
by China Water Risk 10 October, 2012
HSBC’s recent report “No Water, No Power” warned that project financiers, investors and companies could be stranded high and dry, so this month, we take a look at energy options and water. Is coal better than gas from a water perspective? To frack or not to frack in China? What about renewables & biofuels? Read about all these and more as Debra Tan gives us the lowdown on the Beijing Fortune Global Forum Sustainable Development Roundtable on “Energy, Food & Water”. We also asked International Rivers to give us their views on whether achieving hydropower capacity is mission impossible given climate change. Whilst Lisa Genasci looks at whether fracking is the answer to water-scarce China and gives us her key takeaaways on “2 Degrees + Food” where Dr Shenggan Fan, Director General of the Iinternational Food Policy Research Institute shares his views on feeding the world, food v. fuel and challenges ahead.
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