Testimony by Jennifer Turner on China’s Green Energy and Environmental Policies before the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, April 8, 2010

Since 1999 I have directed the China Environment Forum (CEF) at the Woodrow Wilson Center, where we convene meetings, organize exchanges, and create publications that promote dialogue predominantly among U.S. and Chinese policymaker, business, NGO, and research communities on environmental and energy challenges in China. In our current project “Cooperative Competitors: Building New U.S.-China Energy and Climate Networks” we are tapping into CEF’s extensive network of energy experts to explore practical and mutually beneficial avenues for U.S.-China clean energy cooperation. We are also involved in a three-year USAID-supported project focused on environmental governance in China and another project in which we are convening water experts to examine water pollution challenges in Chinese lakes.

The comments I make today in response to six questions the Commission gave me represent insights I’ve gained from working with energy and environmental practitioners on these and previous projects during my eleven years with the China Environment Forum. Beyond today’s testimony, I hope I can be a resource for the commission as you continue to examine the significance of energy and environmental trends and challenges in China. My comments are my personal insights and opinions and do not reflect the views of the Woodrow Wilson Center.

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