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CES 2, p. 79-99

CONFERENCES ON THE ENVIRONMENT IN CHINA 79,

INVENTORY OF ENVIRONMENTAL WORK IN CHINA 81,

BIBLIOGRAPHIC GUIDE TO THE LITERATURE 94

Northeast Asia on the Path to Copenhagen

On November 17, the Asia Program and the China Environment Forum hosted a two-panel event on how nations in northeast Asia are preparing for the United Nations Conference on Climate Change to take place in Copenhagen this December.

Panel One: China's Green Revolution

Running on Empty: Pakistan's Water Crisis

"Water shortages," warns the British scholar Anatol Lieven, "present the greatest future threat to the viability of Pakistan as a state and a society." While this assertion may be overblown, one can hardly dispute its underlying premise: Pakistan's water situation is extremely precarious. Water availability has plummeted from about 5,000 cubic meters per capita in the early 1950s to less than 1500 m3 per capita today.

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