April 11, 2007 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims is the only environmental litigation NGO in China. Its legal advocacy empowers victims, and provides an important check on Chinese industries that pollute indiscriminately.
April 10, 2007 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Environmental degradation and communicable disease, perhaps surprisingly, rank among China's top risks. China's successful economic reforms have, in great part, been built on environmental destruction and growing social inequalities.
March 22, 2007 // 9:00am — 11:00am
China's export credit and guarantee agencies—China Exim Bank in particular—have played an important role in fostering the rapid expansion of Chinese trade and investment in Africa.
March 21, 2007 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
For the eighth year in a row, the China Environment Forum hosts a screening of a film in the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital. This year's film—The Blood of Yingzhou District—won best documentary short subject at the 2007 Academy Awards® for its portrayal of HIV/AIDS orphans in China.
February 26, 2007 // 8:00am — 10:00am
Evelyn Goh, University of Oxford, St. Anne's College; Carl Bruch, Environmental Law Institute
February 13, 2007 // 8:00am — 10:00am
Christine Loh, founder of the Hong Kong think tank Civic Exchange, says that Hong Kong could lose its status as the economic hub of Asia if the city does not clean up its skies.
January 05, 2007 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
Screening with filmmaker Jonathan Lewis.
November 30, 2006 // 8:00am — 10:00am
Lee Schipper and Wei-Shiuen Ng from EMBARQ at the World Resources Institute's Center for Sustainable Transport, and transportation specialist Graham Smith examine China's current motorization trends and their consequences.
November 14, 2006 // 2:30pm — 4:30pm
Foreign Policy magazine recently designated the Strait of Malacca as one of the world's five top global chokepoints. This narrow waterway, which divides Indonesia's Sumatra Island and western Malaysia, is a hub of global trade, including large percentages of Northeast Asia's oil and liquid natural gas. There is concern, however, that piracy and terrorism may jeopardize the safe transport of these energy needs.
November 08, 2006 // 8:00am — 10:00am
Millions of rural and urban citizens in China suffer from health problems and limits to economic development due to contamination or shortages of water and air pollution from coal. In southwest China, water challenges are particularly acute due to that region's karst geology, where much of the water flows underground through caves rather than on the surface