With support from USAID, CEF has been assisting scientists at Western Kentucky University in their karst work in China for the past three years. Our final activity with WKU has been an exciting partnership with Circle of Blue to produce and now launch a multi-media webpage that puts a human face on the karst water challenges in southwest China.
In a new poll conducted by WorldPublicOpinion.org in September, an overwhelming 96% of Chinese said that at the conference in Copenhagen their government should be "willing to commit to limiting its greenhouse gas emissions" as part of an agreement. Seventy-eight percent of Chinese also said that "dealing with the problem of climate change should be given priority, even if it causes slower economic growth and some loss of jobs."
Jennifer Turner, director of the China Environment Forum, will lead the audience at Concordia College in a discussion of U.S.-China cooperation on energy and environmental sustainability as part of the "China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections" day of programming which provides Americans across the United States the opportunity to discuss issues in U.S.-China relations with leading experts.
A WSJ article published on December 7 cited a 2008 CEF's report when discussing how environmental groups in China can sue polluters.
Jennifer Turner, director of the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson Center, talked to Clean Skies News about the impact of China's announced carbon intensity cuts on the upcoming climate negotiations in Copenhagen.
Deadline for U.S. Applicants in the Vermont Law School's Environmental Justice Exchange Extended until DECEMBER 14thNov 20, 2009
NOVEMBER 2009- The China Environment Forum, the Vermont Law School (VLS) and its partners received a considerable number of applications from Chinese applicants for the Environmental Justice Young Fellows Exchange Program as of the original November 13th deadline, but not enough from U.S. citizens. Thus, VLS and its partners are extending the deadline for U.S. applicants ONLY for this unique exchange program
NOVEMBER 2009 - Today, President Barack Obama and President Hu Jintao announced a far-reaching package of measures to strengthen cooperation between the United States and China on clean energy.
NOVEMBER 2009-The World Resources Institute (WRI) has launched a new website, ChinaFAQs.org, to track and summarize the research of academics, research scientists and policy experts on China's climate and energy policies and actions. The Woodrow Wilson Center's China Environment Forum is a network partner of China FAQs with CEF Director Jennifer Turner featured as an expert on the site.
OCTOBER 2009- The China Environment Forum and the Vermont Law School (VLS) have been awarded a federal grant to support a U.S.-China exchange program for young professionals working on environmental justice issues.
SEPTEMBER 2009- The Woodrow Wilson Center's ECSP and China Environment Forum received a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to investigate Asia's most serious environmental challenges by bringing together global experts to hold discussions that will enable us to identify trends and opportunities to improve Asia's future environment. The report is now available online.