China Mainland Events

Cement and Climate Change in China

May 16, 2008 // 9:30am11:30am
China Environment Forum
Cement production is an energy-intensive process. It is estimated that China's cement—much of which is produced in energy inefficient, highly polluting kilns—consumes roughly six percent of the nation's energy.
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Book Launch: The China Price: The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage

April 25, 2008 // 10:00am12:00pm
China Environment Forum
Alexandra Harney, former reporter and editor at the Financial Times, discusses her new book, an exposé of how China's factory economy competes for Western business by selling out its workers, its environment, and its future.
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Efforts in Moving Towards a Low Carbon Future: China's Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Laws

February 13, 2008 // 8:00am10:00am
China Environment Forum
Wang Mingyuan, executive director of the Center for Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Law at the Tsinghua University Law School, discusses the content of the energy conservation law, which was amended in 2007.

Restocking China's Environmental Tool Kit

January 31, 2008 // 8:30am10:30am
China Environment Forum
Speakers highlight emerging opportunities for improving China's environmental governance system for energy and climate change policy, and pollution control.
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Urban Life in China's Brave New World

January 03, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
China Environment Forum
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, a U.C. Irvine China specialist and urban historian, draws on material from his book China's Brave New World – And Other Tales for Global Times (Indiana University Press, 2007) to reflect on the dramatic way that Chinese cities have changed over the past two decades.
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China Grapples with Its Energy Challenges

December 12, 2007 // 8:00am10:00am
China Environment Forum
Whether and how well China deals with its energy dilemmas will have deep consequences for the rest of the world, which has a large stake in its success.
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China's Green Olympics: A Lasting Impact?

September 26, 2007 // 3:30pm5:30pm
China Environment Forum
Since winning the Olympic bid in 2001, Beijing has invested heavily in green construction materials and sustainable energy for the Olympic Village, and made momentous efforts to clean the city's notoriously dirty air and water.

Promoting a Green Voice in China: New Initiatives for Environmental Public Participation

June 20, 2007 // 2:30pm4:30pm
China Environment Forum
Chinese citizens are increasingly taking to the streets to protest existing or potential environmental threats—such as toxic water, smoggy air, and dam building. A delegation of 10 Chinese officials speak regarding public participation.
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Greening the Courts: China's Legal Advocates Giving Voice to Pollution Victims and the Environment

April 11, 2007 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
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.
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Health and Environmental Challenges: China's Biggest Risks or Opportunities for Collaboration?

April 10, 2007 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
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.

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