Washington DC Roundtable: Transparency in Environmental Protection and Climate Change in China

If we were in DC we’d be at this. If the PRC government do the right thing our children and their children might have a planet to live on at the end of this century..

Thursday, April 1, 2010, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Room 628, Dirksen Senate Office Building

A panel of experts will examine the challenge of government transparency in environmental protection and climate change in China. China has established a comprehensive regulatory framework for environmental protection, adopted open government information measures, and developed systems to measure and report pollution and energy data. Officials now increasingly are turning attention to addressing capacity and implementation challenges associated with the accurate measurement and reporting of data at the local level. Panelists will discuss these and other issues, including the role of environmental groups in monitoring developments and problems, and energy projects in China.


Barbara Finamore, Founder and Director, China Program, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

David Gordon, Executive Director, Pacific Environment

Deborah Seligsohn, Senior Advisor, World Resources Institute’s China Climate and Energy Program and Advisor to WRI”s Climate and Energy Network

Michael Wara, Assistant Professor, Stanford University Law School

CECC Roundtables are open to the public and no reservation is required.