EWC Insights: Asia-Pacific Transitions series EWC Insights: Asia-Pacific Transitions series
EWC Insights: Asia-Pacific Transitions: China's Vulnerable Deltas EWC Insights: Asia-Pacific Transitions: China's Vulnerable Deltas
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EWC Insights: Asia-Pacific Transitions
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
2:00 - 3:00 PM HST

Live online via Zoom

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featuring
Dr. Jennifer L. Turner
Director
China Environment Forum
Woodrow Wilson Center

Asia’s great deltas are home to over 400 million people and a wealth of biodiversity. They also are vital to the economies, food security and ecological health in the region. China’s Yangtze and Pearl River Deltas are the heart of China’s economic engine, but like other deltas in Asia, climate change and development pressures are causing these rich wetland ecosystems to sink and shrink at alarming rates. Pollution, from plastic, agricultural runoff and industrial emissions, is also endangering natural ecosystems, farming and fishing activities in these deltas.

At this East-West Center event, Dr. Jennifer Turner, director of the Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum and partner in the East-West Center’s new Vulnerable Deltas project, will share stories of the stressors on China’s deltas and accelerating policy and grassroots action that are trying to protect them.

Dr. Jennifer L. Turner has been the director of the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson Center for 23 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. Between 2010 and 2020, she led the Wilson Center’s Global Choke Point Initiative. Working together with Circle of Blue, she co-produced multimedia reports, films, and convened on water-energy-food confrontations in China, India, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States. Her other major initiatives include: Cooperative Competitors: Building U.S.-China Clean Energy Partnerships; From Farm to Chopsticks: Food Safety Challenges in China; and Storytelling is Serious Business Workshops for Chinese Environmental Professionals. Jennifer serves as Senior Editor for the Wilson Center’s InsightOut publication and the China Environment Forum column on the New Security Beat blog. She received a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Comparative Politics in 1997 from Indiana University, Bloomington. Her dissertation examined local government innovation in implementing water policies in China. 

Each month, the East-West Center Research Program presents an “EWC Insights” seminar that examines an environmental, demographic, or political and economic transformation reshaping the Asia-Pacific region.

EWC Insights: Asia-Pacific Transitions
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
2:00 - 3:00 PM HST

Live online via Zoom

Click Here to Register

featuring
Dr. Jennifer L. Turner
Director
China Environment Forum
Woodrow Wilson Center

Asia’s great deltas are home to over 400 million people and a wealth of biodiversity. They also are vital to the economies, food security and ecological health in the region. China’s Yangtze and Pearl River Deltas are the heart of China’s economic engine, but like other deltas in Asia, climate change and development pressures are causing these rich wetland ecosystems to sink and shrink at alarming rates. Pollution, from plastic, agricultural runoff and industrial emissions, is also endangering natural ecosystems, farming and fishing activities in these deltas.

At this East-West Center event, Dr. Jennifer Turner, director of the Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum and partner in the East-West Center’s new Vulnerable Deltas project, will share stories of the stressors on China’s deltas and accelerating policy and grassroots action that are trying to protect them.

Dr. Jennifer L. Turner has been the director of the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson Center for 23 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. Between 2010 and 2020, she led the Wilson Center’s Global Choke Point Initiative. Working together with Circle of Blue, she co-produced multimedia reports, films, and convened on water-energy-food confrontations in China, India, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States. Her other major initiatives include: Cooperative Competitors: Building U.S.-China Clean Energy Partnerships; From Farm to Chopsticks: Food Safety Challenges in China; and Storytelling is Serious Business Workshops for Chinese Environmental Professionals. Jennifer serves as Senior Editor for the Wilson Center’s InsightOut publication and the China Environment Forum column on the New Security Beat blog. She received a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Comparative Politics in 1997 from Indiana University, Bloomington. Her dissertation examined local government innovation in implementing water policies in China. 

Each month, the East-West Center Research Program presents an “EWC Insights” seminar that examines an environmental, demographic, or political and economic transformation reshaping the Asia-Pacific region.