China Environment Events

Red, White, and Green? Environmental Security Threats and Sustainability Opportunities (OFFSITE)

June 10, 2011 // 7:30am9:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Environment and energy issues pose both threats and opportunities no matter where you sit. Leading experts discuss how two critical American actors are tackling these challenges: the business community and the U.S. military.
Webcast

Environmental Legal Advocates Pushing the Public Interest

June 09, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
Enforcement of environmental laws has long been a major challenge in China, where severe water, air, and soil pollution problems are causing increasing health problems across the country. A new tool that lawyers and NGOs in China have begun to explore is the use of public interest law cases to push for better enforcement of pollution control regulations.

The Forgotten Renewable: Biogas

May 24, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
China's status as number one emitter of CO2 is fairly common knowledge, but less heralded in the newspapers or global climate talks is that China's anthropogenic methane emissions are also first in the world. Methane is a greenhouse gas that is 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. A large percentage of China's anthropogenic methane emissions come from agriculture (manure management); coal mines; landfills; and natural gas and oil systems.

Energy Demand vs. Water Scarcity: The Dilemma Facing the U.S. and China

May 06, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
The confrontation between growth, water, and energy is readily visible in both the U.S. and China and is virtually certain to grow over the next decade. Leading experts examined the energy-water “choke points” that are tightening around the world’s two largest economies and how the dilemma affects energy and environmental policy choices facing the U.S. Congress.
Webcast

Choke Point: Confronting Energy Demand and Water Scarcity in China

May 06, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
China's soaring economy, fueled by an unyielding appetite for coal, is threatened by the country's steadily diminishing freshwater reserves.
Webcast

Canada Crude to China? Prospects and Barriers of Increasing Chinese Imports of Canadian Oil

May 05, 2011 // 9:00am11:30am
Canada Institute
Kang Wu, Nathan Lemphers and Norm Rinne assessed the prospects and barriers of increasing Canadian oil exports to the Asian market, as well as China's desire to import heavy crude from Canada.
Webcast

Here Comes the Sun (and the Wind, Water, and Biogas): Opportunities and Challenges for U.S.-China Renewable Energy Collaboration

December 02, 2010 // 8:00am10:00am
China Environment Forum
Derek Vollmer of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) presents findings on a joint report by the U.S. National Academies and the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering that reviewed renewable energy development and deployment in the United States and China.
Webcast

Complex Connections: Ecological Impacts of Chinese Investment in Southeast Asia

October 20, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
As the world's factory, it should not be surprising that China has had to expand its search for raw resources well beyond its borders. Over the past few years China has become a major global investor into resource extraction industries—oil, gas, minerals, timber, and agricultural products.
Webcast

Asia's Growing Crisis of Floods and Droughts

October 19, 2010 // 12:00pm2:00pm
China Environment Forum
The Greater Himalayas, whose glaciers supply seasonal water flows to some 40 percent of the world's population, are a climate change hot spot. Panelists at this event co-sponsored by Asia Society and China Environment Forum address the many threats that melting glaciers pose to Asia.
Webcast

Taking Stock of Carbon Emissions: Policies, Strategies, and Tools for the U.S. and China

October 01, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
On the eve of the October 2010 Tianjin intercessional climate meetings, CEF presents three speakers who explore key measurable, reportable, and verifiable (MRV) issues as they relate to U.S.-China climate and energy cooperation.

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