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INFOGRAPHIC: China's Methane Emissions from Wastewater Treatment

A part of CEF's sludge/wastewater-to-energy series in China and the U.S. Stay tuned for more! #pooppower

Beyond the Waterfront: Reducing Pollution in U.S. and China Ports to Protect Communities (IN SEATTLE)

If global shipping was a nation itself, it would be the world’s 6th largest polluter. Seven of the world’s top 10 largest and busiest container ports are located in China (including Hong Kong at #5), and like their counterparts on the opposite side of the Pacific, these booming ports serve as engines of economic growth. However, both U.S. and Chinese ports also generate serious air and water pollution that endanger the health of local communities. U.S. and Chinese port authorities are increasingly working together to share lessons learned on greening ports.

Bottom-Up Pollution Action in China

The Chinese government’s war on pollution to combat smoggy cities and black (or purple) water has resulted in more aggressive regulations, fines, and pressure on local officials. At the same time, this top-down approach has also opened up more opportunities for grassroots groups and citizens to take greater part in pollution monitoring, information transparency, and lawsuits. Join CEF on November 3, 2016 for a conversation on the successes and challenges facing Chinese environmental NGO campaigns and citizen legal efforts to halt pollution and protect natural resources.