ChinaFAQs Experts to Testify Before Congressional-Executive Commission on China

Senator Byron Dorgan, Chairman and Representative Sander Levin, Cochairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China invite you to a roundtable discussion on

“Transparency in Environmental Protection and Climate Change in China”

Thursday, April 1, 2010
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 628

At this CECC Roundtable, a panel of experts will examine the challenge of government transparency in environmental protection and climate change in China. China has established a comprehensive regulatory framework for environmental protection, adopted open government information measures, and developed systems to measure and report pollution and energy data. Officials now increasingly are turning attention to addressing capacity and implementation challenges associated with the accurate measurement and reporting of data at the local level. Panelists will discuss these and other issues, including the role of environmental groups in monitoring developments and problems, and energy projects in China.


Panelists:

Barbara Finamore, Founder and Director, China Program, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

David Gordon, Executive Director, Pacific Environment

Deborah Seligsohn, Senior Advisor, World Resources Institute's China Climate and Energy Program and Advisor to WRI''s Climate and Energy Network

Michael Wara, Assistant Professor, Stanford University Law School

CECC Roundtables are open to the public and no reservation is required.
Click here http://www.cecc.gov/pages/annualRpt/annualRpt09/CECCannRpt2009.pdf to download a copy of the Commission's full 2009 Annual Report.

Visit the Commission's Web site at www.cecc.gov for analysis of recent developments and other resources related to the development of the rule of law and human rights in China.