Asia and the Environment Roundtable

Staff: Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies
December 1, 1996 - February 1, 1998

Through an ongoing series of roundtable discussions, this project explored the scope of regional and global environmental threats emerging from industrializing Asia. Participants discussed issues such as the preservation of biodiversity in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia; compliance with international environmental treaties in India, China, and Japan; the environmental impact of the Three Gorges Dam project; and the environmental records of China and Japan.

Publications

Meetings

The Battle for Biodiversity Conservation: Preventing Forest Plunder in Southeast Asia

Speaker: Kirk Talbott, Conservation International
Presider: Elizabeth C. Economy
February 11, 1998

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International Environmental Treaties: Do They Work? With a Special Focus on China, India and Japan

Speakers: Harold K. Jacobson, University of Michigan, Edith Brown Weiss, Georgetown University Law Center
Presider: Elizabeth C. Economy
January 29, 1998

This meeting is not for attribution.

Current Political Trends in China and Recent Developments in the Three Gorges Dam

Speaker: Dai Qing, journalist and activist
Presider: Elizabeth C. Economy
November 11, 1997

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Japan: Global Polluter or Environmental Leader?

Speakers: Peter Evans, University of Maryland, Miranda Schreurs
Presider: Elizabeth C. Economy
October 29, 1997

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Protecting the Planet: How Green Is China?

Speaker: Daniel A. Viederman, World Wildlife Fund, Beijing
Presider: Elizabeth C. Economy
October 23, 1997

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Resource Scarcity and Civil Violence in India, Indonesia, and China

Speaker: J. Stanley Sanders, University of Toronto
Presider: Elizabeth C. Economy
May 1, 1997

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Reviving the Rainforest in Southeast Asia

Speakers: Daniel Roger Katz, Rainforest Alliance, Frances J. Seymour, World Wildlife Fund
Presider: Elizabeth C. Economy
December 13, 1996

This meeting is not for attribution.