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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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Protecting China’s Biodiverse Hotspots: The Birth of a National Park System
Nature reserves to protect China’s rich and biodiverse habitats are often poorly managed, underfunded, and do little to defend vulnerable wildlife against overdevelopment. To strengthen protection efforts, China has created a new system of National Parks and Protected Areas, beginning in 2020 with Sanjiangyuan National Park in Qinghai Province.
Rural Climate Action in the U.S. and China
In China and the United States--the top two emitters of greenhouse gasses--most climate policies and civil society campaigns have focused on reducing fossil fuels.. At this China Environment Forum (CEF) meeting, speakers will instead shine a light on the need for rural climate action that helps farming communities become more resilient in the face of worsening flooding and droughts and broader development pressures on land.
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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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