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Combatting Environmental Degradation and Poverty in Western China (Event in Mandarin Chinese)

Join CEF for a meeting with Chinese NGOs that are at the forefront of the fight against environmental degradation and poverty in Western China

Date & Time

Jul. 6, 2015
3:00pm – 4:30pm ET


5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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*The entire event will be conducted in Mandarin Chinese.

Western China is facing serious environmental threats—deforestation, desertification, and soil contamination are endangering biodiversity and community livelihoods in already ecologically fragile regions. To delve deeper into these issues, CEF will host a discussion with some Chinese NGO leaders working in western China to implement innovative projects that aim to strike a balance between biodiversity protection and economic development. Ms. Jin Jiaman (Global Environmental Institute) will discuss GEI’s project in Sichuan Province’s Fengtongzhai Nature Reserve to protect biodiversity while spurring the local economy. Dr. Zheng Baohua (Rural Development Institute) will shift the focus to how reforming land tenure arrangements in Yunnan Province could positively impact biodiversity protection. Du Ling (Chengdu Shuguang Community Capacity-building Center) will talk about how the implementation of a community development fund has helped poverty reduction and community-based sustainable natural resource management in Sichuan Province. 


Hosted By

China Environment Forum

Since 1997, the China Environment Forum's mission has been to forge US-China cooperation on energy, environment, and sustainable development challenges. We play a unique nonpartisan role in creating multi-stakeholder dialogues around these issues.  Read more

Global Risk and Resilience Program

The Global Risk and Resilience Program (GRRP) seeks to support the development of inclusive, resilient networks in local communities facing global change. By providing a platform for sharing lessons, mapping knowledge, and linking people and ideas, GRRP and its affiliated programs empower policymakers, practitioners, and community members to participate in the global dialogue on sustainability and resilience. Empowered communities are better able to develop flexible, diverse, and equitable networks of resilience that can improve their health, preserve their natural resources, and build peace between people in a changing world.  Read more

Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

The Kissinger Institute works to ensure that China policy serves American long-term interests and is founded in understanding of historical and cultural factors in bilateral relations and in accurate assessment of the aspirations of China’s government and people.  Read more

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