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China Environment

As Beijing Prepares To Host Winter Olympics, Where Will It Get The Snow?

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Jennifer Turner, director of the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson Center, about water resources and environmental concerns in the extremely arid region.

Making Food Safe and Sustainable in China

*Event will be LIVE webcast.*

The leading source of water pollution in China is not industry or municipal waste, rather the country’s vast agricultural sector—pesticide and fertilizer runoff from fields and animal waste from industrial-scale farms. 

Cleaner and Greener Chinese Direct Investment in the U.S. Energy Sector

Despite China’s slowing domestic economic growth, global foreign direct investment (FDI) by Chinese companies increased 14 percent in the first half of this year. Here in the United States, many of those investments are fueling new U.S. clean energy projects in solar, wind, battery storage, and other emerging clean-tech sectors. When channeled correctly these investments can be a boon for the U.S. energy economy.

Christian Science Monitor Reported CEF Panel on Combatting Environmental Degradation and Poverty in Western China

In Western China, abundant but fragile natural resources are juxtaposed against lagging economic development. Citizens now can apply for micro-loans to get started in farming, provided they operate in ways that are not damaging to the environment.  These new sustainable models are quickly catching on, NGO leaders said at a panel hosted Monday by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. 

CEF Director Jennifer Turner Quoted in a VICE Sports’ Article on the Golf Clamp Down in China

In China, golfers pay more than $50,000 annually to enjoy what has long been a wealthy person's sport. Now, many club members across the world's most populous nation are probably clamoring to get their money back, because the Party’s aims to fight corruption and preserve the environment.

Golf courses, though they can sometimes be a boon for a local economy, require large amounts of freshwater to be maintained, and reduce the amount of land available for farming.

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