China: Where Planetary Boundaries Meet Unprecedented Economic Growth
Sir Peter Crane
Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean & Professor of Botony, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Marian Chertow Yale ’81 MPPM, ’00 PhD.
Associate Professor of Industrial Environmental Management & Director of the Industrial Environmental Management Program, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Vice Minister Zhang Xinsheng
President, Chinese Education Association for International Exchange;
President, International Union for Conservation of Nature;
Executive Chairman, Eco-Forum Global
Director, IHS CERA
President & CEO, Vanke Co.
In the last quarter century, China has become a critical driver of global economic growth and the industrial heart of the global economy. However, the rapid pace of development has generated a myriad of serious impacts on the natural systems that sustain this economic growth. In turn, these pressing environmental impacts have prompted a wide variety of responses from the public, social, and private sectors on how to sustain China’s economic model while protecting critical natural resources. In this panel, we will explore how to balance the continued expansion of the Chinese economy with the preservation and enhancement of natural capital.
Convened by the Center for Business and the Environment at Yale, a collaborative venture of the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.