On the heels of a landmark U.S.-China climate agreement, 2015 will be a critical year for China’s environmental and energy policy. A revised and much stricter Environmental Protection Law went into force on January 1; new amendments to the Air Pollution Law are likely to be put in place; and the National Development and Reform Commission will draft a new five-year plan. A monumental shift from coal to natural gas is achievable and necessary.
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is ramping up talks with China, the world’s largest producer of apples, to allow both countries to ship more of the produce item across borders. CEF Associate, Susan Chan-Shifflett is quoted in this Politico Article to point out that the U.S. is consuming large amount of apple juice concentrate imported from China.
The Diplomat reported CEF event on Capping China’s Coal on November 24th.
The deal, a surprise to many, has been called, “historic.” Last month, U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced both countries will curb their greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades. Is this the game changer that those calling for action have been waiting for? Will this create momentum for increased international cooperation? And what does the deal address beyond carbon emissions? China Environment Forum Director, Jennifer Turner provides analysis.
Scientific America quoted CEF November 30th meeting, "Capping China’s Coal" in an op-ed titled "Can China Cut Coal".
The historic deal between the US and China promises to set the most ambitious carbon reduction standards for ever in the world’s two top green house gas emitters. In Beijing, it’s all about keeping the economy up and public discontent down. Jennifer Turner, CEF director was interviewed by KCRW radio program for the program To the Point, talking about reasons for China to make the deal and their chances to realize it.
Dr. Jennifer Turner, Director of China Environment Forum discusses with Circle of Blue the significance of the new water-energy program announced at the APEC meeting.
The Washington Post quotes Dr. Jennifer Turner, CEF Director on the implications of the APEC meetingNov 14, 2014
CEF Director, Jennifer Turner was quoted in the Washington Post article "China’s pledge to cut greenhouse gases eliminates excuse for other nations" discussing the broader significance of the APEC agreement for Climate Change negotiations globally.
CEF Director, Jennifer Turner, was Interviewed by the Takeaway on the historical China, US Climate Deal Made in APECNov 12, 2014
CEF Director Jennifer Turner was interviewed by the national news program Takeaway on the historical US - China deal on climate change and energy cooperation, which was sealed in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit yesterday in Beijing, China.
CEF Director Jennifer Turner talked in VOA Global on China’s Measures to Combat Smog in Beijing During APECNov 11, 2014
CEF Director Jennifer Turner was interviewed by VOA Global, discussing Chinese government’s short-term measures to combat air pollution during APEC meeting in Beijing and its long-term implications.