How Many Light Bulbs Does it Take to Change China? — China’s Strategies for Lowering Energy’s Environmental Footprint
October 03, 2013 // 11:50am — 2:00pm
Three speakers will go well beyond light bulbs in discussing China’s sweeping, comprehensive and aggressive measures to improve air quality by capping coal consumption and better regulating pollution emissions from coal-fired power plants.
September 03, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
In this talk, Timothy Hildebrandt will discuss his new book -- Social Organizations and the Authoritarian State in China -- which examines the development of civil society groups in China.
August 07, 2013 // 7:30pm — 8:30pm
Three colliding trends—declining freshwater reserves, uncertain grain supplies, and booming energy demand —are disrupting economies, governments, and environments around the world. Unlike food or energy, we cannot grow or easily produce more water.
IN BEIJING: Global Choke Point: Water-Energy-Food Confrontations in the World’s Two Largest Economies
August 07, 2013 // 2:00pm — 4:30pm
At this workshop at Beijing University our Chinese and U.S. China WET members will be joined by Dr. Paolo Farah to delve into the water-energy challenges facing China and the United States, looking at risks and opportunities to build resilience to deal with these growing natural resource confrontations.
July 29, 2013 // 1:00pm — 3:30pm
In this event, co-sponsored with the USAID Alumni Association, a panel of experts will examine the relationship between industrial and urban environmental threats in Asia as well as their impact on local and global interests. Discussion will explore different constituencies, perspectives and narratives in the environmental dialogue.
July 25, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
July 18, 2013 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
The recent Chinese leadership transition is a useful opportunity to re-evaluate the current state of Chinese civil society. Is the space for civil society growing or shrinking in China? Is the concept of civil society even relevant today? Shawn Shieh, Director and Editor of China Development Brief, China's longest-running platform reporting on China's civil society, social development and philanthropic sectors will discuss the Brief's most recent findings.
From Sustainable Communities to Global Pollution Challenges: Twenty Years of U.S.-Taiwan Environmental Cooperation
July 17, 2013 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
On the July 17th meeting, cosponsored by the Asia Program and the China Environment Forum cosponsored, three speakers will provide an overview of the expanding EPA – EPAT cooperation, highlighting the progress in developing sister sustainable communities in the United States and Taiwan. Stephen Shu-hung Shen, Minister of EPAT, and Randy Solomon, Sustainable Jersey community certification program lead, will introduce the successes of these sustainable community projects. Jane Nishida, U.S. EPA’s Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for International & Tribal Affairs and former Maryland Secretary of Environment, will share how international collaboration can strengthen state and national environmental programs and provide opportunities for green growth.
June 10, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Speakers will explore drivers of China’s renewable investments and the policy, market and financial opportunities and challenges to greater renewable investment in the United States.
May 07, 2013 // 5:30pm — 7:15pm
Coal has long been the main fuel source powering most of China. But are the health and environmental risks spinning out of control? For the past several years, Greenpeace activist Sun Qingwei has worked to expose the environmental and human health risks of coal mining and consumption.