Dr. Jennifer Turner, Director of China Environment Forum, said that flaws in Indian government policies hindered the country's development of renewable energy and improvement of water quality at a Global "Choke Point" discussion in India.
India and China need to strike up a dialogue on common problems such as air and water pollution, CEF Director, Jennifer Turner said at an a seminar on 'Global Choke Point: Water-Energy-Food Confrontations in China, US and India' organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the neighboring country.
Dr. Jennifer Turner gave a speech in Kolkata highlighting challenges for China and the world in the environmental sphere.
CEF Director, Jennifer Turner, quoted by Times of India on the lessons from China's ChokePoint crisisMay 13, 2015
The Times of India reported on Dr. Jennifer Turner's talk on China's environmental challenges and the lessons they hold for other countries.
China Environment Forum's short film "Broken Landscape" has been selected as an Editor's Pick over at The Atlantic. The film examines how a dangerous type of coal mining has impacted communities and the environment in Northeastern India.
While Chinese officials make full frontal regulatory attacks on smog, untreated sludge, an often toxic byproduct from sewage treatment, continues to quietly spread into groundwater and contaminate soil and food.
Despite some critics, the U.S.-China agreement over carbon emissions achieved last November has sparked remarkable optimism in global climate negotiations. It’s also opened the door to new bilateral engagement between the U.S. and Chinese environmental communities on other issues, including China’s massive air pollution problems (16 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities are in China).
The creation of a water-energy research initiative in the landmark U.S.-China climate agreement last fall could be the beginning of a new and different path for Sino-U.S. collaboration.
The past decade has brought ground-shaking changes to global energy markets. The unconventional fuel boom has unexpectedly reduced U.S. dependence on oil imports, while in the Asia-Pacific region, energy-constrained nations are increasingly reliant on foreign sources to meet their soaring demand. With the U.S. slated to export liquid natural gas (LNG) to Asia as early as 2017, a new energy era has come.