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  • Speaker | Event Date: 28 August, 2014

    Time to rethink water

    Heavily in demand from industry, agriculture and consumers, China’s water resources are ever more strained – and what water the country does have is often severely polluted. Feng Hu of China Water Risk will lay out a snapshot of the looming liquidity squeeze, as well as how rising water risks and a shifting regulatory landscape could affect trillions of RMB worth of economic output and spill over into the financial markets. And China’s water crisis is not just China’s problem, he says: policies that are “good for China” may be adverse surprises for everyone else.

    DATE: Aug 28 (Thursday)
    TIME: 3-4:30pm
    VENUE: Royal Norwegian Embassy, Dong Yi Jie 1, Sanlitun
    ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 80 RMB on the door to non-members
    REGISTRATION: at www.fccchina.org/events/28082014

    Feng Hu is responsible for the development & execution of projects at China Water Risk, a nonprofit initiative dedicated to addressing business and environmental risk arising from China’s urgent water crisis. He has worked with governments, the private sector and NGOs on various projects from renewable energy and energy efficiency to waste treatment as well as compliance assessment of large hydropower projects with dams. As the project leader, Feng has worked in most of the provinces in China, Vietnam, Nepal and several African countries.

    Speaker | Event Date: 4 September, 2014

    Enforcing China’s Environmental Laws

    As well as updating the FCCC on recent Chinese environmental legislation, Chinese environmentalist Ma Jun will explain the success so far of his organization in greening China’s industrial supply chain by pushing large corporations to concentrate on procurement and the environmental performance of their suppliers here. Ma is the founder of the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE), a registered non-profit organization based in Beijing which aims to expand environmental information disclosure. The IPE has developed a pollution database (which covers water, air and solid waste) to monitor corporate environmental performance, thus facilitating public participation in environmental governance and encouraging consumers to exercise their purchasing power to make green choices.

    DATE: Sept 4  (Thursday)
    TIME: 3-4:30pm
    VENUE: Residence of the Ambassador of Finland, 30 Guanghua Lu
    ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 80 RMB on the door to non-members
    REGISTRATION: online at www.fccchina.org/events/04092014/

    While working at the South China Morning Post in the 1990s, Ma Jun witnessed the environmental pollution, eco-degradation in some of China’s key watershed regions. He began focusing on research into water challenges, and his book “China’s Water Crisis” became a national call for environmental protection. Realizing that access to information was key to public participation in pollution control, Ma Jun founded the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE), where he organizes the monitoring and enforcement data from the
    Chinese government to make it available to the public through online air and water pollution maps.