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Since 1997, the China Environment Forum's mission has been to forge U.S.-China cooperation on energy, environment, and sustainable development challenges. We play a unique nonpartisan role in creating multi-stakeholder dialogues around these issues.
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Closing the Loop on Wastewater in China and the United States
Wastewater is often out of sight and out of mind. It disappears from our lives, flowing through pipes and underground sewers for treatment in often-distant plants. Yet treated wastewater replenishes waterways and ensures a healthy environment. Inadequate wastewater systems can cripple cities like New York and Beijing, leaving them vulnerable to flooding and surface water pollution.Event webcast and materials
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Global Choke Point Initiative
The conflicting demand for water, energy and food is one of the defining challenges of the 21st century. Under Global Choke Point, a collaborative initiative between Circle of Blue and the Wilson Center, CEF has created stories, infographics, videos, and workshops that explore the intensifying confrontation between growing energy demand, food needs, and declining freshwater supplies in China, India, and the United States. Our Choke Point: China work informed the creation of a water-energy track under the landmark 2014 U.S.-China Climate and Clean Energy Agreement. Today, our water-energy work is diving deep into low-carbon urban water solutions in the United States and China.
Serious Game: The Plastic Pipeline
CEF and the Wilson Center’s Serious Games Initiatives (SGI) are currently developing an educational digital game, The Plastic Pipeline, which will raise public awareness on the plastic product lifecycle and policies as well as consumer actions to slow plastic leakage into the ocean. To address the mounting issue of plastics, this project, partially funded by the National Geographic Society, will target diverse audiences around the globe and extend to related projects on waste management, disposal, and recycling in Asia.
InsightOut Issue 1 - Clearing the Air: Is Natural Gas China's Game Changer for Coal?
Natural gas has emerged as a potential game changer on China’s path to reduce its reliance on coal and shift to cleaner energy sources. This shift, however, is bound to require costly investments, raise energy prices, and dampen economic competitiveness in the short term.
InsightOut Issue 2 - Missed Opportunity? Chinese Clean Energy Foreign Direct Investment in the United States
When foreign investors locate new energy projects in the United States, U.S. workers and consumers benefit. These investments, particularly in clean energy, help maintain and upgrade infrastructure, reduce carbon pollution, lower energy costs, and increase the nation’s resilience to extreme weather events and global oil market shocks.
InsightOut Issue 3 - Breaking Out of the Dome
InsightOut Issue 4- Waste Power: Can Wastewater Revolutionize Pollution Control and Clean Energy in Cities?
InsightOut Issue 5- Choke Point Solutions: Can Western China Lower its Coal-Water Risk?
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