JULY 2008 - Dr. Jennifer Turner comments on the potential longer term impacts of the Green Olympics
APRIL 2007 - China's 27 years of booming growth has brought millions out of poverty, but much of this growth has been built on a foundation of ecological destruction, which is threatening the country's economy, human health, and social stability.
Yunnan is a microcosm of the intertwined challenges facing China; climate change, strained water resources, and rising energy and food demand to meet the demands of the world’s largest country are together forming a Choke Point that cannot be ignored. In a striking example of one such growing water-energy-food choke point, Yunnan's Nuozhadu Dam on the Mekong River is located in Pu'er, the epicenter of Yunnan's coffee growing boom. Yunnan's looming threats of drought, dams, development, and deforestation are making the need for sustainable water practices, like those in Starbucks' C.A.F.E. Practices, all the more urgent.
Illegal wildlife trafficking is the third-largest criminal industry worldwide, involving $20 billion in global trade each year. At a meeting co-sponsored by the China Environment Forum and the Brazil Institute, experts discussed the nature of the wildlife trafficking industry and the challenges in fighting it.
Authors in this issue of the China Environment Series examine many of China's environmental health challenges, with emphasis throughout on potential steps to address these problems through regulation, better research, greater NGO involvement, and international assistance. This issue also includes a special report from the USAID-supported China Environmental Health Project.
13 September 2000--Hazardous Waste Management in China: Testing the Limits of the Rule of Environmental Law Colloquium 1: The Nature and Scope of the Problem 11 October 2000--Conservation Financing in China 12 October 2000--Drugs, AIDS and Alternative Development in Burma 25 October 2000--Chinese Academy of Social Science, Center for Environment and Development Delegation 27 October 2000--Pressing for Freedom: A Report from Hong Kong 6 December 2000--Green NGOs and Environmental Journalism in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong 8 December 2000--Green NGOs and Environmental Journalism in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong 2 February 2001--Environmental and Energy Cooperation in Northeast Asia 20 March 2001--Great Wall Across the Yangtze
JUNE 2007 - April speaker Wang Canfa of CLAPV is featured in "China in Transition: Environmental Challenges in the far East."