Beijing Energy Network Presents: Global Choke Point - Confronting Energy Demand and Water Scarcity in China and the United States

April 06, 2011 // 8:45pm10:45pm
Underlying China's new standing in the world, like a tectonic fault line, is an increasingly fierce competition between energy and water that threatens to upend China's progress.

Environmental Challenges & China's Green Choice

April 01, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Over the past thirty years China's economy has grown drastically, putting considerable pressure on the environment. Pollution of air, water and land has posed threat to the health and well-being of millions of citizens and to the sustainability of the nation. Tapping into China's expanding push for greater environmental transparency, the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) developed the ‘Pollution Map Database' in 2006 to facilitate public participation in environmental governance.

Film Screening: When China Met Africa

March 16, 2011 // 12:00pm2:00pm
A historic gathering of over 50 African heads of state in Beijing reverberates in Zambia where the lives of three characters unfold. Mr. Liu is about to buy his fourth farm; Manager Li is upgrading one of Zambia's longest roads and the Zambian Trade Minister is en route to China to secure millions of dollars in investment. Through the intimate portrayal of these characters, the expanding footprint of a global power is laid bare – pointing to a radically different future, not just for Africa but also for the world. Directed and produced by Nick Francis and Marc Francis. Winner, 2010 Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award, Margaret Mead Film & Video Festiva

Green Governance Victories and Ongoing Challenges in China

March 09, 2011 // 8:00am10:00am
The New Year calls for introducing a new interview format for some of our meetings so come join us for a fast moving conversation with four leading Chinese environmental and energy lawyers who will reflect on major events and trends over the past year that have impacted pollution control and energy law enforcement and empowerment of citizens.

Greening China's Investments: New Initiatives Engaging Chinese Banks and Businesses

February 24, 2011 // 8:00am10:00am
Li Lin, WWF-China; Tan Xiaomei, World Resources Institute; Kirk Herbertson, World Resources Institute; Motoko Aizawa, International Finance Corporation

Digging Deep into Low Carbon Strategies: The Potential of Carbon Capture and Sequestration in China

January 12, 2011 // 8:00am10:00am
Jonathan Sinton, International Energy Agency; David Hawkins, Natural Resources Defense Council; Hengwei Liu, Tufts University

Here Comes the Sun (and the Wind, Water, and Biogas): Opportunities and Challenges for U.S.-China Renewable Energy Collaboration

December 02, 2010 // 8:00am10:00am
Derek Vollmer of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) presents findings on a joint report by the U.S. National Academies and the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering that reviewed renewable energy development and deployment in the United States and China.

Changing Glaciers and Hydrology in Asia: Developing a Blueprint for Addressing Glacier Melt in the Region

November 16, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
A new report highlights the complexity of the issues surrounding glacier melt in Asia, and the critical need to prepare today for future environmental changes.

Assessing China's Impact on Canada-U.S. Relations

November 12, 2010 // 8:00am2:00pm
A group of scholars presented papers examining the evolving economic, political, and environmental relationship among Canada, the United States, and China. The papers, which were critiqued at the conference, will form a special issue of International Journal.


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