According to China Environment Forum Director Jennifer Turner, China has pollution regulations on the books, but “in actual practice…you see from the air quality that something isn’t working.”
AUGUST 2007 - "Water-borne Illness" and "Environmental and Health Threats from Cement Production" are now online.
Bilingual proceedings from a workshop held by the Wilson Center's ECSP China Environment Forum and Hong Kong University.
Dr. Elizabeth Economy from Council on Foreign Relations testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs and talked about China's water challenge and its implications for the U.S. rebalance to Asia.
Feature Article: The Challenge of Positive Influence: Managing Sustainable Development of the West-East Pipeline Project by Mike Seymour, Marilyn Beach, and Steve LaisterFeature Article: China's Ecological Rehabilitation: The Unprecedented Efforts and Dramatic Impacts of Reforestation and Slope Protection in Western China by Runsheng Yin, Jintao Xu, Zhou Li, and Can Liu
A joint initiative by CEF and Breakthrough Technologies Institute made possible by a grant from the Blue Moon Fund
Feature Box: Exploring for Solutions to the Water Challenges on the East Mountain Plateau in Yunnan Province By Patricia Kambesis Commentary: Benchmarking Existing Building Performance: China’s Green Building Movement Gets a Critical Asset By Xu Wei & Don Anderson Spotlight on NGO Activism: Dams, Glaciers, and Ecological Migration: GreenRiver’s Work Protecting China’s Rivers By Deng Wen (Translated by Ada Yue Wu & Kexin Liu) Feature Box: Danish-Chinese Partnerships: Increasing the Use of Renewable Energy in China By Leah Strauss Commentary: Towards a More Sustainable Chinese Aluminum Industry By Louis B. Schwartz & Ryan N. Hodum Spotlight on NGO Activism: Developing Environmental Stewardship Through Art By Sara Gavney Moore & Jim Harris Feature Box: Linking Wetlands along the Siberian Crane Flyway in Eastern China By Jim Harris & Sara Gavney Moore
Since November 2010, CEF has been working with Circle of Blue on a new project called Choke Point: China, which explores the impact of China's energy development on water resources. This project parallels Circle of Blue's Choke Point: US study that was presented at a CEF meeting in September 2010. The report was launched on February 15th and can be found here: Choke Point: China
NOVEMBER 2007 - "The Spread of Organic Food in China" is now online