May 16, 2008 // 9:30am — 11:30am
Cement production is an energy-intensive process. It is estimated that China's cement—much of which is produced in energy inefficient, highly polluting kilns—consumes roughly six percent of the nation's energy.
April 29, 2008 // 9:30am — 11:30am
Yok-Shiu F. Lee, The University of Hong Kong; Carlos Wing-Hung Lo, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
April 25, 2008 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Alexandra Harney, former reporter and editor at the Financial Times, discusses her new book, an exposé of how China's factory economy competes for Western business by selling out its workers, its environment, and its future.
April 08, 2008 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Bryan Lohmar, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service; Wang Rong, China University of Political Science & Law and the China Center for Law and Sustainable Development Research
March 19, 2008 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Jennifer L. Turner, Woodrow Wilson Center; Caroline Harrison, Filmmaker
Efforts in Moving Towards a Low Carbon Future: China's Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Laws
February 13, 2008 // 8:00am — 10:00am
Wang Mingyuan, executive director of the Center for Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Law at the Tsinghua University Law School, discusses the content of the energy conservation law, which was amended in 2007.
January 31, 2008 // 8:30am — 10:30am
Speakers highlight emerging opportunities for improving China's environmental governance system for energy and climate change policy, and pollution control.
January 03, 2008 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, a U.C. Irvine China specialist and urban historian, draws on material from his book China's Brave New World – And Other Tales for Global Times (Indiana University Press, 2007) to reflect on the dramatic way that Chinese cities have changed over the past two decades.
December 18, 2007 // 8:00am — 10:00am
Mr. An Dao Chang, China National Center for Biotechnology Development; Dr. Wu Yong Ning, Dept. of Chemical Contamination Monitoring, Food Safety Institute, China CDC; Fred Gale USDA ERS
December 12, 2007 // 8:00am — 10:00am
Whether and how well China deals with its energy dilemmas will have deep consequences for the rest of the world, which has a large stake in its success.