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Environmental Legal Advocates Pushing the Public Interest

June 09, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
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'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.

Greening China's Urbanization Boom

May 16, 2011 // 10:00am12:00pm
With an average GDP rate of 10 percent for the past thirty years, China's economic boom has brought millions out of poverty and fueled a rate of urbanization that is faster than any country in human history. Between 1980 and 2008, China's urbanization rate rose from 20 to 44.9 percent, with the current urban population reaching slightly over 600 million. Buildings consume one-quarter of the China's total energy, and this fraction will expand considerably as the government pushes forward policies to urbanize another 350 million over the next twenty years.

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

May 06, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
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.
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Choke Point: Confronting Energy Demand and Water Scarcity in China

May 06, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
China's soaring economy, fueled by an unyielding appetite for coal, is threatened by the country's steadily diminishing freshwater reserves.
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Canada Crude to China? Prospects and Barriers of Increasing Chinese Imports of Canadian Oil

May 05, 2011 // 9:00am11:30am
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.
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Altered Landscapes: Golf Course Development in China

April 18, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
At this April 18 CEF meeting, China-based photojournalist Ryan Pyle will present photos and information on golf course development on Hainan Island focusing on the environmental impacts and governance challenges that rapid golf course construction poses for China. Additionally, Tad Ferris—an environmental lawyer from Holland and Knight who has decades of experience in working on environmental law in China—will discuss some of governance challenges that drive destructive land development in China.

Tsinghua Environmental and Energy Law Forum: Global Choke Point - Confronting Energy Demand and Water Scarcity in China and the United States

April 14, 2011 // 6:00pm9:30pm
Underlying China's new standing in the world, like a tectonic fault line, is an increasingly fierce competition between energy and water that threatens to upend China's progress.

Beijing Energy Network Presents: Global Choke Point - Confronting Energy Demand and Water Scarcity in China and the United States

April 06, 2011 // 8:45pm10:45pm
Underlying China's new standing in the world, like a tectonic fault line, is an increasingly fierce competition between energy and water that threatens to upend China's progress.
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Environmental Challenges & China's Green Choice

April 01, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Over the past thirty years China's economy has grown drastically, putting considerable pressure on the environment. Pollution of air, water and land has posed threat to the health and well-being of millions of citizens and to the sustainability of the nation. Tapping into China's expanding push for greater environmental transparency, the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) developed the ‘Pollution Map Database' in 2006 to facilitate public participation in environmental governance.

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