Starting in October 2008, CEF and the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Project were charged by the U.S. Agency for International Development with investigating Asia's most serious environmental challenges. CEF and ECSP held 9 roundtables with experts and conducted interviews and research that helped create this report that focused mainly on Southeast Asia that identifies global trends impacting environment and highlights opportunities for USAID and other donors to improve environmental protection.
NOVEMBER 2007 - "The Spread of Organic Food in China" is now online
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.”
Energy Efficiency in China: Impetus for a Global Climate Policy Breakthrough? By Anne Arquit Niederberger, Conrad U. Brunner, and Zhou Dadi* China's Water-Short Cities: Some Number Games By James E. Nickum and Yok-Shiu F. Lee China's Cities Seize the Initiative: Strengthening Auto Emissions Control on the Streets By Isabella Notar Public Participation with Chinese Characteristics By Margret J. Kim and Robert E. Jones Spotlight on NGO Activism in China: Recent Developments at the Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims (CLAPV)
CEF Coordinator quoted in Time Asia regarding the Harbin Water Crisis. See also Viewpoint "Lessons from Harbin" written by Elizabeth Economy and other articles.
DECEMBER 2005-Updated reflections in the wake of China's reaction to toxic chemical disaster on the Songhua/Amur River.
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.
Lack of food safety drives local, organic food production