China Environment

Sustainable Fishing and Ocean Preservation

The 3rd annual “Fishackathon” will take place on Earth Day weekend (April 22-24), with results from the event scheduled to be announced on World Oceans Day (June 8, 2016). Participants will create applications and tools for a sustainable fishery issue that is internationally focused. In anticipation of the event, we asked two of the Wilson Center’s leading experts to provide a briefing on sustainable fishing and ocean preservation. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.


Ten Principles of Citizen Science in Chinese

Citizen science is a flexible concept which can be adapted and applied within diverse situations and disciplines. Therefore the ‘Sharing best practice and building capacity’ working group of the European Citizen Science Association, led by the Natural History Museum London with input from many members of the Association, set out some of the key principles which as a community we believe underlie good practice in citizen science. The English version of the ten principles is available for download below.


Presentations: Online Toolkit for Environmental Professionals in China 报告

We oppose death by powerpoint! In our workshops, the tips and presentation tools we discuss aim to help you make a "splashy" presentation focusing on:

  • Important ingredients needed in creating a compelling story in your presentation

  • Identifying a strong and compelling character to anchor your story

Storytelling is Serious Business—Online Toolkit for Environmental Professionals in China 如何讲好自己的故事——在线工具包

The Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum (CEF) and the Beijing-based Global Environmental Institute (GEI) have partnered to create this Storytelling is Serious Business initiative. Together we are creating workshops that are helping Chinese civil society organizations and policy professionals improve their communications capacity.

The Changing Landscape of Environmental Public Participation and Protest in China

As the ‘war’ on pollution continues in China, the Chinese public and environmental NGOs have been taking advantage of more formal and informal channels to voice their concern about worsening air, water and soil quality. At this March 23rd CEF meeting, speakers will discuss China’s evolving space for public participation vis-a-vis environmental problems.  Wu Fengshi (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) will speak about the changing nature of public contention in China exemplified by recent large-scale anti-development and environmental protests.

Putting the Brakes on Carbon: China After Paris

Over the past few years the Chinese government has been accelerating its efforts to cut the country’s CO2 emissions with coal consumption caps, electricity sector reforms, and expanded monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) systems for

Bottom-up Innovation and Partnerships to Address Climate & Pollution in Chinese Cities

At the recent COP21 in Paris, 1,000 cities submitted commitments to address climate change, including many Chinese cities that pledged to accelerate the adoption of greenhouse gas reduction goals to be achieved by 2020, instead of the national goal of 2030. Cities will need concrete tools to measure their progress toward these climate goals and to address urban pollution and sprawl challenges.

Land of Many Palaces--Film Screening for the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

The China Environment Forum is once again hosting a China-focused film as part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital. This year we are excited to screen a film about Ordos, China's largest "ghost city" which has become the testing ground for an unprecedented plan, designed by the central government, to relocate 250 million farmers to new urban districts all across China, over 15 years. Ordos is one of the first cities to be built to house relocated farmers.