Events

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.

Opening up the Floor: Environmental Information Disclosure Trends in China

November 15, 2005 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Since the early 1980s, China has adopted many regulations to curb water and air pollution by state-owned enterprises and multinational corporations, but these regulations often are not enforced due to institutional weaknesses.

An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion: Invasive Species Challenges and Collaboration Globally and Between the U.S. & China

October 19, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
One major aspect of globalization has been the mobility of people, products, diseases, and information, as well as (often unwelcome) plant and animal species. At this China Environment Forum meeting, speakers examine the issue of invasive species from the global perspective and how the U.S. and China are working together to address this problem.
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Implications of China's Energy Growth

October 05, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
To fuel the country's economic boom, China is building a new 1,000-megawatt coal-fired power plant every week, and the country is consuming half the world's cement, a quarter of all steel, and two-fifths of all copper. Not surprisingly, fifty percent of China's outward FDI is in extractive industries.

Politics and Power of Environmental NGOs in Taiwan and Mainland China

September 02, 2005 // 9:00am10:00am
with Gerald A. McBeath, University of Alaska Fairbanks and Tse-Kang Leng, National Chengchi University Taipei

Beyond Pandas: Animal and Habitat Protection Activism in China

June 15, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
Described by The Wall Street Journal as an "energetic evangelist for the environment," Wen Bo is one of his generation's most active and well-respected environmental leaders.

The Role of the National Oil Companies in China's International EnergyPolicy

May 26, 2005 // 2:00pm4:00pm
The China Environment Forum and STAGE co-sponsor a seminar on China's national oil companies and energy cooperation in Northeast Asia, featuring researchers from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee, Scotland.

Innovative Responses to Fighting the HIV/AIDS Crisis in China

May 25, 2005 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Ignored by the government, HIV/AIDS spread silently in China for nearly a decade, until the mid-1990s when news of a major contamination of China's blood supply broke. This scandal and the growing infection rate among sex workers and intravenous drug users has led the government to recognize a major public health crisis.

Meeting Rising Community Expectations: From Landslide Prevention to Harbour Enhancement in Hong Kong and Three Gorges Project in Mainland China

April 22, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
Featuring Professor Lee Chack Fan, University of Hong Kong.

Environmental Journalist Stops Plans to Dam China's Last Untamed River

October 12, 2004 // 9:00am11:00am
Wang Yongchen, a reporter and producer for China National Radio and founder of Green Earth Volunteers, talks about her efforts to expose the potential environmental damage from the government's proposal to dam China's last wild river.

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