Monday, November 1, 2010

Greening China

Michael Davidson, formerly a Visiting Fellow at Asia Policy Point, is now the China Climate Fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington. He supports NRDC’s 30-person Beijing staff on a host of environmental and energy-related issues, and reports on U.S.-China environmental protection efforts to the policy community and the public. Michael maintains a blog, East Winds.

This week, he will speak twice in Washington on U.S.-China climate relations.

GREEN DEVELOPMENT IN CHINA: INSTITUTIONS AND U.S.-CHINA COOPERATION. 11/4, 9:00am-5:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsors: Chinese Association for Public Affairs, Professional Association for China’s Environment (PACE), Union of Chinese-American Professional Organizations, World Bank-IMF Chinese Staff Association, Chinese Environmental Scholars and Professionals Network. Speakers: Zhang Yesui (invited), Chinese Ambassador to the United States; He Jianxiong (invited), China ED, IMF; Yang Shaolin (invited), China ED, World Bank; Christopher R. Ryan, President, Geo-Solutions Inc.; Nora F. Savage, Nano Team Lead, Office of Research and Development, US EPA; Tom Lewis, Senior VP, Louis Berger Group, Inc.; Jianchang Ye, Senior Process Engineer, Brentwood Industries Inc.; William Chandler, President, Transition Energy; Xiaodong Wang, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank; Robert Dixon, Team Leader, GEF; David Wheeler, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development; Pamela Franklin, Team Leader, Climate Change Division, US EPA; Michael Davidson, China Climate Fellow, National Resource Defense Council; Ming Yang, Senior Environmental Economist, GEF; Xiaomei Tan, World Resources Institute. Moderators: Hua Wang, President, Chinese Association for Public Affairs; Chao Wang, Vice President, Chinese Environmental Scholars and Professionals Network; Zhihong Zhang, Senior Climate Change Specialist, GEF. Location: International Monetary Fund HQ-1, 700 19th Street, NW, BL-702. RSVP.

U.S.-CHINA CLIMATE RELATIONS IN THE RUN-UP TO CANCUN. 11/5, 9:30-11:30am, Washington, DC. Sponsor: China Environment Forum (Woodrow Wilson Center). Speakers: Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC); Teng Fei, Institute for Energy, Environment and Economy, Tsinghua University; Michael Davidson, China Climate Fellow, NRDC. Location: Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, 5th Floor Conference Room.

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