Over 27 percent of China's territory now suffers from desertification – more than 1,000,000 square miles, or about one-third of the continental United States – impacting the lives of more than 400 million people.
"Choke Point: India" finds that achieving food abundance is overwhelming India's mammoth and unwieldy bureaucracy, draining its freshwater reserves, and straining the energy sector and electrical grid.
On May 21, 2013 CEF director Jennifer Turner testified in front of the Congressional Executive Commission on China’s hearing on “Food and Drug and Safety, Public Heath, and the Environment in China.”
CEF Director Jennifer Turner Joins Pacific Institute Heather Cooley Discussing Choke Point Issues in US and ChinaMay 09, 2013
Jennifer Turner speaks at University of Denver Jackson About Water-Energy Confrontations in China.
This week's "Dialogue at the Wilson Center" will focus on China's rise and the environmental implications of its rapid growth. Host John Milewski will speak with CEF Director Jennifer Turner and Craig Simons, author of the book, The Devouring Dragon: How China’s Rise Threatens Our Natural World.
An exclusive breakfast round table hosted by China-US Energy Efficiency Alliance on Wednesday, May 22, entitled Unleashing Energy Efficiency in China: Business Successes and Challenges, will discuss the practical insights on doing business in China in the energy efficiency sector.
The competing demands in Yunnan province bring into question the sustainability of China’s development paradigm and the country’s environmental security.
China’s soaring economy, fueled by an unyielding appetite for coal, is threatened by the country's steadily diminishing freshwater reserves. The United States faces similar water-energy confrontations—over millions of gallons of water are taken from ranchers to develop the deep oil and gas shale reserves of the west and there are battles between Georgia and Florida over diminishing drinking water reserves. Global Choke Point, though, is not necessarily a narrative of doom and gloom. The presentations will examine both the challenges and opportunities presented by these looming choke points.
We are excited to announce that our partner, Circle of Blue, is launching a partnership with Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory's Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies (LIGTT) to create Choke Point: Index, an innovative synthesis of on-the-ground reporting, analysis, polling, and open-source data technologies to focus on the United States, Canada, India, and other water-stressed regions.
Bloomberg Businessweek recently published an article inspired by and citing work done by the China Environment Forum on the West-East Electricity Transfer Project.