Events

The Double Edge of Legal Advocacy in Environmental Public Participation in China: Raising the Stakes and Strengthening Stakeholders

September 25, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
Drawing on the feature article they wrote for the China Environment Series 8, Allison Moore, American Bar Association and Adria Warren, Foley and Lardner, LLP, discussed the political and legal dynamics of the development of public participation in the environmental sphere in China

Film Screening: China's Sorrow - Earth's Hope

June 27, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
The film documents how the Loess Plateau Watershed Rehabilitation Project rehabilitated various areas of the plateau by engaging the local farmers and government officials in planting trees, shrubs, and grasslands on the majority of land; creating terraces for agricultural activities; planting of orchards and vineyards; and constructing sediment control dams and irrigation structures.

Partnership for Clean Indoor Air in Guizhou Province: Promoting Environmental Health in Rural China

June 13, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
The Partnership for Clean Indoor Air was launched at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 to address the increased environmental health risk faced by billons of people across the developing world who burn traditional biomass fuels and coal indoors for cooking and heating.

China's NGOs: Independent Actors or Government Puppets?

May 15, 2006 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Hongying Wang, Syracuse University and Wilson Center Fellow; Joseph Fewsmith, Boston University; Jennifer Turner, Wilson Center; John Callebaut, Center for International Private Enterprise

Film Screening: Dam or Damned? Documentary on China's Nujiang River

May 04, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
In southwest China, the Salween River is named Nu Jiang, which means "River of Anger." It is one of the two rivers that still remains un-dammed in China. "Dam or Damned?" examines this pristine river delves into layers of dilemma and injustice in modern China.

Strengthening Watershed Management in Southwest China

April 28, 2006 // 2:00pm3:30pm
CEF hosts Yu Xiaogang, founder of one of China's leading environmental NGOs Green Watershed and winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize 2006, to talk about his work on promoting citizen involvement with watershed management in Yunnan Province.

China's Search for Energy Security and Implications for the U.S

April 04, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
In the face of growing energy shortages and rising oil import dependence China has embarked on a global search for secure energy supplies and transport routes, in the process raising a number of serious U.S. policy concerns and new tensions in U.S.-China relations.

Competition or Cooperation for Energy: China and the North American Response

March 29, 2006 // 7:45am10:15am
The Canada Institute and the China Environment Forum (CEF) hosted a panel discussion on the impact of China's energy needs on North America and the implications for North American policymaking.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: The Concrete Revolution

March 22, 2006 // 11:00am1:00pm
This meditation on life in a rapidly developing new China focuses on the daily transformation of Beijing's urban landscape as one of the world's largest cities prepares for the 2008 Olympics.

Promoting River Protection in China by Ma Jun

January 23, 2006 // 11:00pm
Ma Jun, a researcher and author on environmental issues in China, spoke about the tradeoffs between hydropower development and the preservation of China's unique river ecosystems.

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