About the China Environment Forum

Since 1997, the China Environment Forum (CEF) - an initiative of the Wilson Center’s Global Sustainability and Resilience Program - has implemented projects, workshops, and exchanges that bring together U.S., Chinese, and other environmental policy experts to explore the most imperative environmental and sustainable development issues in China and to examine opportunities for business, governmental, and nongovernmental communities to collaboratively address these issues.  Learn more here

The Latest from the China Environment Forum

North America's Fossil Fuel Boom: More Risk for Water?

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Dec 16, 2014
This joint China Environment Forum (CEF) and the Canada Institute research brief is published as part of CEF’s Cooperative Competitors project, which examines promising areas of clean energy and climate collaboration between the United States and China. more

The Diplomat Reported CEF Coal Cap Meeting

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Dec 15, 2014
The Diplomat reported CEF event on Capping China’s Coal on November 24th. more
Webcast

U.S.-China Cooperation: The Significance of the Joint Agreement on Climate Change and Clean Energy

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Dec 04, 2014
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. more

CEF Coal Meeting Quoted in Scientific American's Op-ed

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Dec 04, 2014
Scientific America quoted CEF November 30th meeting, "Capping China’s Coal" in an op-ed titled "Can China Cut Coal". more

The Ripple Effect of Dams and Water Transfer Projects in China

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December 03, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
China’s water scarcity is driving the development of massive dams and water transfer projects, moving water from the water-rich south to the parched north. Hydropower, a low-carbon electricity source, already supplies 16% of the country’s power. At this meeting, speakers will look behind the water infrastructure trends in China and discuss some of the social and environmental challenges. more

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