China and the United States are the world's biggest energy consumers, and both seek ways to reduce their carbon emissions to protect the environment. The Wilson Center's China Environment Forum is hosting a series of meetings to explore cleaner coal, renewable energy, and other bilateral energy efforts.
Jennifer Turner, director of the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, told Circle of Blue that there is no silver bullet to the superpower's energy consumption and emissions, despite the ambitions to meet energy consumption and emission goals,
The group will be in Washington, DC from June 14 through June 17, with four giving presentations at the China Environment Forum the afternoon of June 16th. Event information can be found here. Short bios of the fellows can be found below.
CEF Director to Speak at a May 17-18 Social Investment Forum Event "The Paradox of China's Transformation"Apr 12, 2010
This symposium will address the rising tension between China's tremendous economic growth and international influence over recent decades as it faces environmental and developmental challenges.
CEF director will be speaking at a U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission public hearing on Thursday, April 8, 2010 on "China's Green Energy and Environmental Polices."
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.