JULY 2007 - Forestry fact sheet includes 2007 data on China forests, timber trade and forest certification
"Choke Point: India" finds that achieving food abundance is overwhelming India's mammoth and unwieldy bureaucracy, draining its freshwater reserves, and straining the energy sector and electrical grid.
In this recent op-ed published by The Chicago Tribune, Timothy Hildebrandt argues that the large amount of water needed to sustain the fledgling ski industry in China is an inappropriate use of a precious and endangered resource. China should delay developing this environmentally harmful sport while it grapples with more pressing issues of human health and sustainable development. It is reprinted here with permission.
China's "Go West" Campaign: Ecological Construction or Ecological Exploitation? by Elizabeth Economy
CEF Director Jennifer Turner’s recent testimony at the Economic and Security Review Commission hearing was quoted on Council on Foreign Relations’ Asia Unbound Blog article: China’s Game-Changing Water Policies. Click on the title to read more.
China's Mercury Problem: A Sleeping Giant? By Celia Y. Chen Spotlight on NGO Activism: Greening China's "Factory of the World:" Institute for Sustainable Communities in Guangdong By Zhang Ye Public Health and Air Pollution in Chinese Cities: Local Research with Global Relevance By Sumi Mehta, Aaron J. Cohen, Davida Schiff, Daniel Greenbaum, Nick Moustakas, & Robert O'Keefe Feature Box: Coal City: China Environmental Health Project Work in Huainan By Wei-Ping Pan & Ma Tianjie Neither Black Nor White: Mangrove Conservation With Chinese Characteristics By Liu Yi (Translated by Jing Chen & Ma Tianjie) Spotlight on NGO Activism: The Forest Stewardship Council: Because Forests Matter By Marion Karmann
OCTOBER 2007 - Dr. Jennifer Turner quoted in the Washington Times regarding China's green Olympics
As gasoline prices remain high across the nation and Congress grapples with creating a national energy policy, the Wilson Center held several meetings exploring energy politics--from the current bill's passage through Congress to Asia's growing demand for natural gas, to the increased need for U.S.-Canada cooperation over the gas supply.