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President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China greet children during the State Arrival Welcome Ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 12. White House Official Photo © Pete Souza

Jennifer Turner, Director of CEF interviewed by Circle of Blue

Nov 14, 2014
Dr. Jennifer Turner, Director of China Environment Forum discusses with Circle of Blue the significance of the new water-energy program announced at the APEC meeting.

The Washington Post quotes Dr. Jennifer Turner, CEF Director on the implications of the APEC meeting

Nov 14, 2014
CEF Director, Jennifer Turner was quoted in the Washington Post article "China’s pledge to cut greenhouse gases eliminates excuse for other nations" discussing the broader significance of the APEC agreement for Climate Change negotiations globally.
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Preserving the Amazon: A Race Against Time

Nov 13, 2014
Researchers from the United States and the state of São Paulo met at a FAPESP (Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo) symposium in Washington, DC to present the latest findings from their studies of the Amazon. The “FAPESP-U.S. Collaborative Research on the Amazon” meeting was organized in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Brazil Institute of the Wilson Center. One of the featured speakers was noted biodiversity expert, Tom Lovejoy. We spoke with him about the state of the Amazon and efforts to preserve its endangered ecosystem.

Could a U.S.-India Climate Deal Be Next?

Nov 12, 2014
"13 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities are in India, with New Delhi at No. 1. Could the U.S. and India reach a climate deal similar to the new U.S.-China deal?" writes Michael Kugelman.

CEF Director, Jennifer Turner, was Interviewed by the Takeaway on the historical China, US Climate Deal Made in APEC

Nov 12, 2014
CEF Director Jennifer Turner was interviewed by the national news program Takeaway on the historical US - China deal on climate change and energy cooperation, which was sealed in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit yesterday in Beijing, China.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner talked in VOA Global on China’s Measures to Combat Smog in Beijing During APEC

Nov 11, 2014
CEF Director Jennifer Turner was interviewed by VOA Global, discussing Chinese government’s short-term measures to combat air pollution during APEC meeting in Beijing and its long-term implications.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner was Interviewed by Vice News on China’s Air Pollution from Coal-burning

Nov 11, 2014
CEF Director, Jennifer Turner was quoted in a Vice News report on coal burning’s impacts on public health in China. Turner emphasized the coal-water choke points in the world’s second largest economy and that a quarter of China's electricity, mainly generated by coal, goes to making products for export.
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Peace via H2O: Cooperation and a Most Critical Resource

Nov 10, 2014
Many fear that competition for fresh water will increasingly lead to conflict as the world’s most essential resource becomes more scarce. But a project involving Palestinian, Israeli, and Jordan youth, emanating from a region fraught with conflict, represents the possibility for cooperation instead of conflict. That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.
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Making Connections: 20 Years of Environmental Change and Security

Oct 14, 2014
Twenty years ago, many of the key environmental issues of the day, and their implications for national and global security, were too often discussed in isolation. Silo walls were rarely breached, and key players in the public and private sectors did not engage on a regular basis. Enter the Environmental Change and Security Program of the Wilson Center, an undertaking specifically designed to make connections between those that can achieve more working together than would ever be possible while acting separately. An all-star panel looks back at what's been achieved while also assessing the challenges that lie ahead.

Cautious Optimism: China’s Nuclear Energy Safety Measures Improving

Oct 06, 2014
Motivated in part by mounting public pressure to cut down on the smog created by more than 600 coal-fired power plants, China’s nuclear energy capacity is growing faster than any other country in the world.

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