Here Comes the Sun (and the Wind, Water, and Biogas): Opportunities and Challenges for U.S.-China Renewable Energy Collaboration
December 02, 2010 // 8:00am — 10:00am
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 // 9:00am — 11:00am
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.
November 12, 2010 // 8:00am — 2:00pm
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.
When a Billion Chinese Jump: A Journey Through the World's Biggest Economic Boom and Environmental Bust
November 10, 2010 // 11:00am — 12:15pm
November 05, 2010 // 9:30am — 11:30am
High expectations preceding the Copenhagen Climate talks in December 2009 created major disappointment when the talks did not produce a comprehensive agreement on controlling global greenhouse gas emissions. Climate experts stress that expectations for the December talks in Cancun need to be realistic.
October 20, 2010 // 9:00am — 11:00am
As the world's factory, it should not be surprising that China has had to expand its search for raw resources well beyond its borders. Over the past few years China has become a major global investor into resource extraction industries—oil, gas, minerals, timber, and agricultural products.
October 19, 2010 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
The Greater Himalayas, whose glaciers supply seasonal water flows to some 40 percent of the world's population, are a climate change hot spot. Panelists at this event co-sponsored by Asia Society and China Environment Forum address the many threats that melting glaciers pose to Asia.
October 06, 2010 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
U.S.-China cooperation in the power sector could be an important driver of economic growth in both countries, according to a new report discussed at the Woodrow Wilson Center on October 6th.
October 01, 2010 // 9:00am — 11:00am
On the eve of the October 2010 Tianjin intercessional climate meetings, CEF presents three speakers who explore key measurable, reportable, and verifiable (MRV) issues as they relate to U.S.-China climate and energy cooperation.
ChokePoint U.S.: Understanding the Tightening Conflict Between Energy and Water in the Era of Climate Change
September 22, 2010 // 9:00am — 11:00am
A comprehensive reporting project concludes that the current U.S. energy strategy will lead to severe water shortages and damage the country's environment and quality of life.