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.

The networks built and knowledge gathered through meetings, publications, and research activities have established CEF as one of the most reliable sources for China-environment information and given CEF the capacity to undertake long-term and specialized projects on topics such as building new U.S.-China energy and climate networks, the water-energy nexus in China, environmental governance, food safety, water management, nongovernmental organization development, environmental justice, and municipal financing for environmental infrastructure. more

The Latest from the China Environment Forum

CEF's latest interactive map "Dam Rush" is reported by Quartz

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Apr 22, 2014
CEF has recently released its new interactive map concerning the information of dams in the southwest China. more

CEF Director Jennifer Turner was interviewed by Living On Earth on China's hydropower overload

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Apr 22, 2014
For the past 65 years, China has built nearly two dams per day, and wants to expand its hydroelectric capacity. Jennifer Turner, director of the China Environment Forum at the Washington DC's Wilson Center, tells host Steve Curwood that China plans to ramp up dam installation in Yunnan Province, which raises the risks for this biodiversity hotspot in Southwest China. more

Environmental Pressures on China’s Changing Cities and Countryside

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April 23, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
China’s urban and rural areas are rapidly changing and are facing dire resource constraints. Cities and countryside both contribute to and are vulnerable to water pollution and scarcity, particularly in China’s dry north. At this CEF meeting, speakers will provide a comparative perspective of pollution, drought, and development challenges in China’s metropolitan and rural areas, particularly in the Gobi Desert region. more

Odessa: Ukrainian port that inspired big dreams

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Apr 16, 2014
Tensions have been rising in many corners of Ukraine as the threat of a Russian intervention looms. Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odessa is one such corner of dispute between Moscow and Kiev, where macro-battles have been transformed into a seemingly endless chain of micro-conflicts. more

CEF is Promotion Partner for China-US Energy Efficiency Webinar Series

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Apr 06, 2014
This webinar series is designed to provide a step-by-step introduction to China’s energy efficiency (EE) market segments and appropriate business development strategies for American firms. For more information and registration: http://chinauseealliance.org/webinar2014/ more

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