China-U.S. Climate Change Forum at UC Berkeley

China-U.S. Climate Change Forum at UC Berkeley

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.

Forum Themes:

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.


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