Sunday, July 30, 2006

Video of The Week:Local Action on Climate Change A Sino-US Dialgoue (UC Berkeley)

This weeks video of the week is once again taken froma series of lectures given at UC Berkeley on cooporation between the US and China. A wide ranging series of talks, this program, viewable via GoogleVideo covers the potential for local and regional action on climate change, outlining some progress made so far along with some of the inherent limtations of sub-national progress.

This panel of state officials, scholars, and NGO representatives looks at the example of states and municipalities that have made bold moves to promote sustainable energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, even when their national governments have been reluctant to do so. The China-U.S. Climate Change Forum was organized by the Berkeley China Initiative, which is forging closer ties between U.C. Berkeley and China by bringing together key experts on important international and bilateral issues. Growing concern over climate change makes this topic an obvious choice for the first of this series of annual events. This panel will highlight the mutual vulnerability of China and the U.S. to climate change, and the indispensable role of scientific research in understanding the problem and developing solutions. The Forum is co-sponsored by Peking University's College of Environmental Sciences and UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, International and Area Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies, Center for Chinese Studies, Energy and Resources Group, and Berkeley Institute of the Environment. Financial sponsors include the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, the Energy Foundation, and the Hewlett Foundation.

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