The water-energy-food choke point is forcing a new 21st century reckoning. Three colliding trends – declining freshwater reserves, booming energy demand and uncertain grain supplies – are disrupting economies, governments and environments around the world.
China’s energy and environmental security is threatened as the country hits these choke points. How China deals with these confrontations has significant domestic and global consequences.
At this talk, Jennifer Turner, director of Woodrow Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum, discussed the major water-energy-food nexus trends in China and her work on engaging Chinese policy, research, business and NGOs to address these natural-resource choke points.
To listen to the complete talk as well as Jennifer Turner's interview with 21st Century China Assistant Director Jude Blanchette, please visit: http://china.ucsd.edu/events/past-events/2014-April17.html