Leading thinkers from China and the U.S. discuss scientific, technological, business, policy, economic development, and media dimensions of climate change
May 23 – 24, 2006
8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m
Wheeler Hall Auditorium
UC Berkeley Campus
The program is free and open to the public.
SPECIAL EVENT: Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore will make a presentation on climate change at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, at Zellerbach Auditorium. The event will require advance reservations. Details to be announced here soon.
The University, Scientific Research, and Climate Change
What’s at Risk? Biophysical, Economic, and Social Impacts
Business Perspectives on Climate Change
Promising Technologies and Strategies
The Coal Problem: Energy Demand, Fuel Options, and Carbon Storage
Sustainable Cities: Action at the Municipal Level
California’s Climate Policy: Action at the State Level
Emission Limits, Ethics, and the Right to Development
Climate Change and the Media
Featured Speakers Include:
Steven Chu, 1997 Nobel Prize in physics, Director, Berkeley Lab
John P. Holdren, Harvard University, President of AAAS, 1995 Nobel Peace Prize (for Pugwash)
Amory Lovins, energy expert and director of the Rocky Mountain Institute
Terry Tamminen, special advisor to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Speakers from China’s State Environmental Protection Administration, China National Petroleum Corporation, Peking University, Tsinghua University, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Meteorological Administration, and the National Development and Reform Commission.
Representatives of major international insurance, venture capital, and energy companies, including Royal Dutch Shell
Inez Fung and Dan Kammen, co-directors UC Berkeley Institute for the Environment
George Akerlof, UC Berkeley professor of economics; 2001 Nobel Prize in economics
John Harte, UC Berkeley professor of Energy and Resources
Mark Levine, director of the Energy and Environmental Technology Division, Berkeley Lab
The China-U.S. Climate Change Forum is being 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.
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.