Mongolia, a vast, sparsely populated country almost as large as Western Europe, is at once strikingly poor and strikingly rich. Its GDP per capita falls just below that of war-torn Iraq, and Ulan Bator has some of the worst air pollution ever recorded in a capital city. At the same time, Mongolia sits atop some of the world’s largest mineral reserves, worth trillions of dollars, and its economy, already one of the world’s fastest growing, could expand by a factor of six by the end of the decade as those reserves are developed.
This special environmental health issue was made possible by support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and USAID.
JANUARY 2008 - 2 Research Briefs by Natalie Baer on Organics in China, and 1 by Yang Yang on Pesticides in China Were Featured in This Month's Edition
NOVEMBER 2008 - CEF's Director, Jennifer Turner, and Waters Corporation's Paul Young were interviewed by Voice of America on food safety
CES 4 Summaries of Working Group on Environment in U.S.-China Relations Meetings---2000-2001, p. 77-86:
28 January 2000--Environmental Financing in China 9 February 2000--Environmental Financing in China--Multilateral Activities 8 March 2000--Overview of Recent U.S.-China Forum on Environment and Development and China's Response to Water Scarcity in the Hai River Basin
JUNE 2008 - CEF posts 2 new briefs, one on cars in China and one on lead and children's health.