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

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

Speakers Kirk TalbottConservation International, Kirk TalbottConservation International
Presiders Elizabeth C. Economy, 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 Edith Brown WeissGeorgetown University Law Center, Edith Brown WeissGeorgetown University Law Center, Harold K. JacobsonUniversity of Michigan, Harold K. JacobsonUniversity of Michigan
Presiders Elizabeth C. Economy, Elizabeth C. Economy
January 29, 1998

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

Speakers Dai Qingjournalist and activist, Dai Qingjournalist and activist
Presiders Elizabeth C. Economy, Elizabeth C. Economy
November 11, 1997

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Japan: Global Polluter or Environmental Leader?

Speakers Miranda Schreurs, Miranda Schreurs, Peter EvansUniversity of Maryland, Peter EvansUniversity of Maryland
Presiders Elizabeth C. Economy, Elizabeth C. Economy
October 29, 1997

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Protecting the Planet: How Green Is China?

Speakers Daniel A. ViedermanWorld Wildlife Fund, Beijing, Daniel A. ViedermanWorld Wildlife Fund, Beijing
Presiders Elizabeth C. Economy, Elizabeth C. Economy
October 23, 1997

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

Speakers J. Stanley SandersUniversity of Toronto, J. Stanley SandersUniversity of Toronto
Presiders Elizabeth C. Economy, Elizabeth C. Economy
May 1, 1997

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Reviving the Rainforest in Southeast Asia

Speakers Frances J. SeymourWorld Wildlife Fund, Frances J. SeymourWorld Wildlife Fund, Daniel Roger KatzRainforest Alliance, Daniel Roger KatzRainforest Alliance
Presiders Elizabeth C. Economy, Elizabeth C. Economy
December 13, 1996

This meeting is not for attribution.