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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.

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


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


Forbes Quoted the CEF's Infographic about the Environmental Impacts of Chinese Pork Industry

In the latest aticle, What the Pork? China, Pigs and Poop, Beth Hoffman reported the environmental impacts of raising livestock, and quoted the CEF's infographic about Chinese pork industry.

Why Do People Move? Research on Environmental Migration Coming of Age

When she finished her dissertation on migration as a response to climate change in 2003, it was one of only a handful of scholarly papers published on the topic that year, said Susana Adamo, an associate research scientist at Columbia University’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network. But in the decade since, interest in climate migration has exploded – in 2012, more than 10 times as many papers were published.

Surf and Turf: The Environmental Impacts of China’s Growing Appetite for Pork and Seafood

Half the world’s pigs – 476 million – reside in China.

Land Restitution, Gender Equity, and Rural Development in Colombia

Change in Panelist: Due to circumstances beyond our control, Dr. Ricardo Sabogal will no longer be able to speak at the event. We are pleased to announce that Adam Isacson, Senior Associate at the Washington Office on Latin America, has joined the program. We are pleased to host a presentation by Donny Meertens, current Wilson Center Fellow and Associate Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia, with discussion to follow.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner quoted by Vice News on the new amendments to China's Environmental Law

“This is a very positive sign. The time has come for some tougher reforms in China,” said Turner to Vice News when talking about the latest amendments to the country's environmental protection law which was submitted to the National People’s Congress on April 22nd, and just passed on April 24th. The increasingly polluted soil, air and food chain have not only raised the public awareness of environemental conservation, but also drawn the attention of Chinese policymakers. 

INFOGRAPHIC: Environmental Impacts of China’s Pork Industry

By Siqi Han

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