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A Shifting Waterscape Shapes China's Choices: HSBC's recent report "No Water, No Power" cautions to know your water risk, otherwise project financiers, investors and companies could be stranded high and dry. So this month, we take a look at how water shapes China's energy choices. 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 "Energy, Food & Water" discussions at the Fortune Global Forum Sustainable Development Roundtable in Beijing. 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 take aways on "2 Degrees + Food" where Dr Shenggan Fan, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute shares his views on feeding the world, food vs. fuel and challenges ahead.
   
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A Shifting Waterscape Shapes China's Choices: HSBC's recent report "No Water, No Power" cautions to know your water risk, otherwise project financiers, investors and companies could be stranded high and dry. So this month, we take a look at how water shapes China's energy choices. 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 "Energy, Food & Water" discussions at the Fortune Global Forum Sustainable Development Roundtable in Beijing.

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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 take aways on "2 Degrees + Food" where Dr Shenggan Fan, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute shares his views on feeding the world, food vs. fuel and challenges ahead.


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Water: Shaping China's Food & Energy Choices
Debra talks about key issues & new trends surfacing from the Fortune Global Forum roundtable and why she thinks the 12FYP Strategic Emerging Industries are the real Magnificent Seven
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China: No Water, No Power
Didn't have time to read the HSBC "No Water, No Power" report in full? Check out our summary and see how industry could be facing a double whammy exposure to power and water in the future
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Is Fracking the Answer to Water-Scarce China?
Will water limit China's access to possibly the world's largest resource of shale gas? Lisa Genasci on China's possible energy alternative and its hold-backs
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Climate Change & Hydro: Mutually Damming
With droughts hampering hydropower generation, is damming the best way forward? Katy Yan of International Rivers explains why China's 12FYP favours risky dams over climate resiliance
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2 Degrees + Food: Take Aways
Lisa Genasci summarises her key takeaways from 2 Degrees + Food's keynote speaker Dr. Shenggen Fan and other panelists from BASF, Dairy Farm, HSBC and ASB Biodiesel
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