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CEF Director Jennifer Turner was Interviewed by VOA on Beijing Newly Issued Coal Cap

On 4 August, 2014, Beijing’s Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau announced its intention to ban coal consumption by 2020. However, is this enough for improving Beijing's air quality?

During the interview with VOA, CEF director Jennifer Turner commented, "This is an encouraging plan released by the Beijing government. However, the critical problem of Chinese environmental issues is that the total energy consumption in China is huge, and it will be a challenge to increase energy efficiency and fully implement the policy."

CEF Director Jennifer Turner was Interviewed by CCTV America on China's Renewables

CEF Director Jennifer Turner was interviewed by CCTV America to discuss China's growing renewable industry, and challenges facing the industry. In the interview, she talks about the situation of small-scale solar and wind development in China, as well as the prospect for waste-to-energy development. 

Watch the video above for Jennifer Turner's interview (at 4:45-9:48).

CEF Director Jennifer Turner was Quoted by US-China Business Council on China's Air Pollution

US-China Bussiness Council quoted CEF Director Jennifer Turner in the article Air Pollution Impedes Executive Hiring in China which discussed the negative influences of Chinese air pollution on excutive recruitment.

When talking about the new amencements to China's environmental law, China Environment Forum Director Jennifer Turner points out that China has pollution regulations on the books. However, “in actual practice…you see from the air quality that something isn’t working,” says Turner.

Dawn of the Smart City? Perspectives From New York, Ahmedabad, São Paulo, and Beijing

Rapid growth and environmental change are creating new challenges for urban areas around the world. From climate change adaptation and crime prevention to the integration of new residents, much is being asked of municipal governments. At the same time, new technologies – from data collection and real time monitoring to sophisticated “control centers” – are being developed that could help inform urban decision making and improve city management. Four essays present perspectives on the ideas behind smart cities from New York, Ahmedabad, São Paulo, and Beijing.

Dawn of the Smart City? Perspectives From New York, Ahmedabad, São Paulo, and Beijing (Report Launch)

Rapid growth and environmental change are creating new challenges for urban areas around the world. By 2050, as many as 7 out of 10 people on Earth will live in cities, with the vast majority of growth occurring in today’s developing countries

CEF's China Dam Rush article published with China Water Risk

Chinese NGOs worry that social and ecological 'red lines' are ignored due to hydropower rush and poor enforcement.

With over 46,000 dams and counting, CEF encourages a rethinking of clean energy to wind and solar.

Susan Chan Shifflett and Jennifer Turner's Paper Published on China Economic Report

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.

ChinaFile Quoted CEF's Infograghic on Environmental Impacts of China’s Pork Industry

 
 
 

Infographic: Waste, Poor Planning Blunt China’s Wind Energy Ambitions

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