October 16, 2014 Li Junfeng is one of China’s most prominent advocates of renewable energy, actively addressing the importance of water security in the public. He is currently the Director General of National Center of Climate Change Strategy Research and the former Deputy Director of the Energy Research Institute at China’s National Development and Reform Commission. These two roles put him in a unique position to look at China’s energy mix from a broader context and its link with water risks.
At the Eco Forum Global Annual Conference held in Guiyang in 2014, he delivered a strong argument saying that “water security is more important than energy security”, which was widely quoted by Chinese media. On August 29, China Water Risk sat down with Li Junfeng in Beijing and he shared his views with us on China’s water-energy nexus and the importance of water security.
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