The Woodrow Wilson Center established the Canada Institute to explore one of America's most important bilateral relationships, but one that gets far less attention in Washington than it deserves. For most Americans, Canada is—in the words of former U.S. Ambassador James Blanchard—"the invisible world next door." To remedy this imbalance, the Canada Institute seeks to promote policy debate and analysis of key issues of bilateral concern between Canada and the United States; highlight the importance of the U.S.-Canada relationship, both in the United States and in Canada; increase knowledge about Canada among U.S. policymakers; create new channels of communication among scholars, business leaders, public officials, and non-governmental representatives in both countries; generate discussion about future visions for North America; and share relevant programming and publications with the appropriate partners in Canada to encourage dialogue on those issues with Canadian audiences.The Canada Institute brings together top academics, government officials, and corporate leaders to explore key policy issues. The Institute sponsors seminars, conferences, and research projects and works regularly with Canadian universities and research institutions. The Institute has formed a partnership with the Toronto-based Canada Institute on North American Issues, to help disseminate its programming and research findings. The Institute has set up an annual Fulbright Chair for a distinguished Canadian scholar-in-residence at the Wilson Center. Director of the Canada Institute David N. Biette is the Director of the Canada Institute. For nearly ten years, he served as Executive Director of The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS). Prior to working at ACSUS, he was a political/economic officer at the Canadian Consulate General in New York City working on trade, energy, environment, and native affairs. David has an M.A. in International Relations with a concentration in Canadian Studies from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University. CANADA INSTITUTE ADVISORY BOARDGerry McCaughey, ChairLouise BeaudoinCal Bricker, PhDWilliam I. CampbellSimon F. CooperThomas d'AquinoWendy Dobson, PhDRobert J. FosterPaul D. FrazerAnne GoldenC. Warren GoldringKrystyna HoegJohn HunkinJake KerrLuc LavoieLarry LightDavid MannLorna R. Marsden, PhDMatt MostellerAngus Reid, PhDMichael J. SabiaBrian SegalGérald R. Tremblay, Q.C.Pamela WallinJaime WattJodi WhiteJohn WrightU.S. AmbassadorsHon. David WilkinsHon. Paul CellucciHon. Gordon Giffin Hon. James Blanchard Hon. Peter Teeley Hon. Edward Ney Canadian AmbassadorsHon. Michael WilsonHon. Frank McKennaHon. Michael Kergin Hon. Raymond Chrétien Hon. John de ChastelainHon. Derek Burney Hon. Allan Gotlieb
This special Energy and Climate issue was made possible through a grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, as well as support from the Blue Moon Fund, USAID, Vermont Law School, Western Kentucky University, and the ENVIRON Foundation.
Feature Article: The State of U.S.-China Relations on Climate Change: Examining the Bilateral and Multilateral Relationship By Joanna Lewis Feature Box: ChokePoint: US—Understanding the Tightening Conflict Between Energy and Water in the Era of Climate Change By Keith Schneider & J. Carl Ganter Feature Box: Advancing Clean Energy Investments in China’s Electricity and Natural Gas Sector By Diane Derby Feature Box: Measuring and Reporting GHG Emissions in China By Lucia Green-Weiskel
Feature Article: Lessons For Industrial Energy Efficiency Cooperation With China By Stephanie B. Ohshita & Lynn Price Feature Box: Role Models: Young and Old Community Members in China Inspire Local Action to Save Energy By Matthew A. DeGroot Feature Box: Building New Clean Water Networks in China: Challenges and Opportunities for Protecting Lake Tai By Kexin Liu & Peter Marsters Feature Box: Cooperative Competitors: Building New U.S.-China Energy and Climate Networks By Peter Marsters
Feature Article: Advancing Carbon Capture and Sequestration in China: A Global Learning Laboratory By Liu Hongwei & Craig Hart Feature Box: It’s Hard to Build a Skyscraper from the Sky Down: Paving the Way for Sub-national Cooperation on Climate Action Planning in the United States and China By Thomas Peterson, Anne Devero & Zach Friedman Commentary: Greening Their Grids: U.S.-Chinese Cooperation on Electricity from Renewables By Derek Vollmer
Feature Box: The Clean Air Task Force China Project: U.S.-China Collaboration as a Pathway to Clean Coal TechnologyBy Jonathan F. LewisFeature Box: Environmental Mass Incidents in Zhejiang ProvinceBy Ada Yue WuFeature Article: Green Bounty Hunters: Engaging Chinese Citizens in Local Environmental EnforcementBy Zhang Xuehua
Feature Box: Exploring for Solutions to the Water Challenges on the East Mountain Plateau in Yunnan Province By Patricia Kambesis Commentary: Benchmarking Existing Building Performance: China’s Green Building Movement Gets a Critical Asset By Xu Wei & Don Anderson Spotlight on NGO Activism: Dams, Glaciers, and Ecological Migration: GreenRiver’s Work Protecting China’s Rivers By Deng Wen (Translated by Ada Yue Wu & Kexin Liu) Feature Box: Danish-Chinese Partnerships: Increasing the Use of Renewable Energy in China By Leah Strauss Commentary: Towards a More Sustainable Chinese Aluminum Industry By Louis B. Schwartz & Ryan N. Hodum Spotlight on NGO Activism: Developing Environmental Stewardship Through Art By Sara Gavney Moore & Jim Harris Feature Box: Linking Wetlands along the Siberian Crane Flyway in Eastern China By Jim Harris & Sara Gavney Moore
Commentary: A Vision of a Green Pearl River Delta: The NDRC’s 2008-2020 Outline Plan for the PRD, Christine Loh, Megan Pillsbury By Andrew Lawson & Mike Kilburn Commentary: Shifting Power in Central-Local Environmental Governance in China: The Regional Supervision Centers By Scott Moore Feature Box: Preparing for Humanitarian Disasters at the Third Pole By Linden Ellis Feature Box: Relieving Stress on China’s Agriculture: Long-Term UK-China Collaboration to Help China Adapt to Climate Change Impacts By John Warburton Commentary: Incineration: A Dangerous Policy Option for China’s Municipal Solid Waste By Zhao Ang & Mao Da Spotlight on NGO Activism: The Gun Shoots the Bird That Does Not Stick Out By Li Xiu Min Commentary: Greenlaw and the First Year of China’s Open Environmental Information Regulations By Hu Yuanqiong (Translated By Michael Zhang & Jacob Fromer)