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.

U.S.-China Climate Relations in the Run-Up to Cancun

November 05, 2010 // 9:30am11:30am
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.

Complex Connections: Ecological Impacts of Chinese Investment in Southeast Asia

October 20, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
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.

Asia's Growing Crisis of Floods and Droughts

October 19, 2010 // 12:00pm2:00pm
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.


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