Circle of Blue’s senior editor starts his second of three weeks reporting in the field from China, where new infrastructure over the next five years will give a big boost to farming in China’s northeastern HeilongJiang Province.
"Snapshot of Chinese Energy Investment into the United States" examines the potential for U.S.-China partnerships as the two countries strive to resolve energy challenges.
The China Environment Forum and Circle of Blue are undertaking a new round of research and reporting on the water-energy confrontations facing China. The new research will delve into how food and water pollution pressures are also impacting the water-energy nexus. Choke Point: China Part II will also include the formation of a U.S.-China Water-Energy Research Team. This second phase of work is being supported by the Skoll Global Threats Fund, USAID, and Vermont Law School.
China's 3,000 registered green NGOs and 3,000 unofficial groups represent a growing environmental movement in China. Mike Ives describes civil society activism by Chinese green organizations and government responses from Dalian to Zhengzhou.
Thursday, May 17, 2012 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency Boston One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA
China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, is developing seven experimental carbon-trading schemes. Anna Petherick looks for clues as to how that’s going.
By Jennifer Turner Linden Ellis Devin Kleinfield-Hayes Quick Glance Chinese investment currently makes up a small but fast-growing portion of clean energy projects in the United States. Some Chinese companies have established local manufacturing in the United States to address US regulators' concerns about job creation. Some local governments in the United States have encouraged Chinese investment in clean energy by offering supportive policies such as tax credits.
Ma Jun won the 2012 Goldman Environmental Prize for his work on air and water pollution in China. Through an online database and pollution map, Ma Jun exposed over 90,000 air and water violations and brought an unprecedented amount of environmental transparency to Chinese who can now demand more justice. To see more about Ma Jun, click here: http://www.goldmanprize.org/recipient/ma-jun.
CEF's former program assistant Pete Masters was quoted in "The Global Fossil Energy Boom: Perspective From China" by Keith Schneider. Pete currently is under a fulbright program to study the development of shale gas in Sichuan. Click for more information.