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

Susan Chan Shifflett, CEF Associate, discusses geoengineering governance with GPPi

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Sep 10, 2014
Could geoengineering governance save the Earth from climate change? CEF Associate, Susan Chan Shifflett talked about the future of geoengineering in an interview by Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi). more

Dealing with a Toxic Legacy: Soil Pollution in China

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September 18, 2014 // 9:00am10:30am
The convergence of toxic waste and agriculture has resulted in a soil contamination crisis in China—nearly one-fifth of China’s farmland is polluted. In Hunan Province, a center of non-ferrous metal mining, it is estimated that 10% of the rice is contaminated with cadmium, a carcinogenic chemical. more

CEF Director Jennifer Turner Delivered a Choke Point China Talk at World Water Week

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Sep 04, 2014
The water-energy-food choke points China faces are not just China’s problems but have global linkages. more

CEF Associate, Susan Chan Shifflett, Interviewed by BBC on Heinz Infant Cereal and China's Food Safety

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Sep 02, 2014
US food manufacturer Heinz recalled a baby cereal in China, which again caused mounting public concerns on food safety. more
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Platforms, Pipelines & Policies: Energy & Security in China and Asia Pacific

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September 17, 2014 // 10:30am12:00pm
China’s search for expanded, more reliable, and more sustainable sources of energy to fuel its development has become a major driver of China’s foreign relations. The challenges and opportunities of China’s rise cannot be understood without expert appraisal of its energy needs and strategies – and consideration of alternative policy responses. China and its periphery will be the focus of the second in the Wilson Center’s series on Regional and Global Energy Issues, which was launched in July 2014. more

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