AUGUST 2007 - "Water-borne Illness" and "Environmental and Health Threats from Cement Production" are now online.
Every year, China generates 250 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW), or one quarter of the world’s total annual waste.To help deal with this problem, 155 incineration facilities currently operate in China, with an expected 300 facilities to be online by 2015. However, these plants vary drastically in their ability to control pollution and toxic waste from China’s incinerators is occasionally dumped into ponds or landfilled, belying the clean and renewable image promoted by the government. For citizens troubled by a lack of information from the government about incineration plants before and during construction, NGOs and grassroots organizations serve to fill the gap as sources of information, legal services, and advice.
A joint initiative by CEF and Breakthrough Technologies Institute made possible by a grant from the Blue Moon Fund
On January 24, CEF Director Jennifer Turner spoke at a discussion hosted by the Asia Society and Brookings Institute on the water security challenges facing Asian nations, with a particular focus on China and India.
The Challenge of Positive Influence: Managing Sustainable Development of the West-East Pipeline Project by Mike Seymour, Marilyn Beach, and Steve Laister
NOVEMBER 2007 - "The Spread of Organic Food in China" is now online
China has turned to the global commodity market and buying farmland abroad to augment this strategy, despite its efforts to be self-sufficient in its domestic grain and food production.
CEF Coordinator quoted in Time Asia regarding the Harbin Water Crisis. See also Viewpoint "Lessons from Harbin" written by Elizabeth Economy and other articles.
DECEMBER 2005-Updated reflections in the wake of China's reaction to toxic chemical disaster on the Songhua/Amur River.
On March 5 at 11 am EST, CEF Director Jennifer Turner appeared on National Public Radio’s (NPR) The Diane Rehm Show to discuss the public health and economic costs associated with China's pollution.