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The Promise and Perils of Top-Down and Bottom-Up U.S.-China Climate Cooperation

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Co-hosted by Yale Center Beijing, Global Environmental Institute and Woodrow Wilson Center.

Time and Location

Thursday November 17, 2016
Registration: 6:30 - 7:00 pm
Talk and Q&A: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong'anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

Purchase in advance: RMB 15 for students; RMB 60 for others.
Purchase at the door: RMB 100.

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The Event

U.S.-China climate cooperation is a bright light in an often tense bilateral relationship. Have the two countries moved from a “Same Bed Different Dreams” kind of relationship to a common climate vision? At this presentation, Jennifer Turner—Director of the Wilson Center's China Environment Forum will talk about the potential of new and deepening areas of Sino-U.S. collaboration that help both countries address their climate and pollution problems—from greening ports and capping coal consumption to conquering water-coal nexus challenges and building citizen science networks. Her stories will highlight the promise (and perils) facing projects involving not just high-level government agencies, but also cities, NGOs, and researchers from both countries. This talk will also feature Chinese environmentalist Dr. Kui PENG, who will give a short 6-minute photo-only Pecha Kucha presentation on his work involving grassroots climate mitigation and adaptation.


The language of the event will be English.

The Speaker(s)

Jennifer L. Turner
Ph.D., Director of China Environment Forum, Woodrow Wilson Center

Jennifer Turner has been the director of the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson Center for 16 years where she creates meetings, exchanges and publications focusing on a variety of energy and environmental challenges facing China, particularly on water, energy and green civil society issues. She leads the Wilson Center's Global Choke Point Initiative, which together with Circle of Blue, has produced multimedia reports, films, and convening on water-energy-food confrontations in China, India, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States. Jennifer also serves as editor of the Wilson Center's journal, the China Environment Series and most recently coauthored China's Water-Energy-Food Roadmap. She received a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Comparative Politics from Indiana University, Bloomington. Her dissertation examined local government innovation in implementing water policies in the China.

Dr. Kui PENG
Program Manager, Ecological Conservation and Community Development Program, GEI

Dr. Peng has 15 years of experience in ecology and land use management, with specializations in sustainable community development and GIS and remote sensing application. Under his leadership, he has led capacity building trainings for local communities and non-governmental organizations on ecosystems services-based development. His current work focuses on providing climate adaptation and conservation strategies across 12 western provinces in China. Previous to joining to GEI, Kui was a scholar and associate professor at the University of Science and Technology in Beijing and visiting professor at Xianning University. Kui holds a Ph.D. in ecology from the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resource Research.

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