When it comes to the environment, China and the U.S. have similar goals: clean air and water and a prosperous economy. But our environmental challenges and systems for confronting them are often unique. This international conference will bring together leading Chinese and American scholars to explore similarities and differences between our two countries, and the many lessons learned from our distinct experiences. How do the various levels of government—national to regional to local—interrelate to develop and implement environmental regulations? What role do the courts play in interpreting and enforcing environmental laws? How do businesses engage in and influence the process? And how can civil society best encourage change?
This conference is presented by the University of Chicago and Tsinghua University, through joint efforts and co-sponsorship by the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School, the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago, the Center for Industrial Development and Environmental Governance (CIDEG) at Tsinghua University, the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC), and the Paulson Institute.
Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021
5757 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL