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COVID-19 is changing the environment

March 26, 2020

A drop in travel and shuttered businesses has resulted in noticeably cleaner air: China's CO2 emissions are down 25% and satellite images show drops in pollution worldwide.

Barbara Finamore on China's Environmental Challenges

May 14, 2019

Author and leading China environmental expert Barbara Finamore examines China's environmental challenges as it leads the development of a global system of green finance. 

Video: Barbara Finamore Examines China's role in the future of the global climate

April 23, 2019

Author and leading China environmental expert Barbara Finamore examines China's environmental challenges as it leads the development of a global system of green finance. 

 

Watch The Presentations From The Environment and Food Panel At The "China: Finding Solutions" Conference

April 24, 2018

Our "Finding Solutions" conference focused on the work of individuals, companies, and NGOs addressing some of China’s most pressing challenges. We had a large and diverse audience participate. 

Watch The Presentations From The Data, Environment, and Health Panel At The "China: Finding Solutions" Conference

April 24, 2018

Our "Finding Solutions" conference focused on the work of individuals, companies, and NGOs addressing some of China’s most pressing challenges. We had a large and diverse audience participate. 

 

Watch The Presentation From The China and Wildlife Habitat Panel At The "China: Finding Solutions" Conference

April 24, 2018

Our "Finding Solutions" conference focused on the work of individuals, companies, and NGOs addressing some of China’s most pressing challenges. We had a large and diverse audience participate. 

 

California-Jiangsu, MOU on Clean Energy Partnership, June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017
To facilitate the cooperation on research, innovation, and investment in low-carbon development and clean energy resources, the State of Californ

Zhang, The River, the Plain, and the State: An Environmental Drama in Northern Song China, 1048-1128, 2016.

December 31, 2016

Mahesh Rangarajan reviewed Ling Zhang's book for the History of Asia discussion list. It is republished here via Creative Commons license.

For China, climate change is no hoax -- it's a business, political opportunity

December 8, 2016

Originally published by UPI on December 7, 2016. Written by Matthew Kahn

Matthew Kahn Discusses His Book "Blue Skies over Beijing"

October 20, 2016

Matthew Kahn, an economic expert on climate change policy and USC professor, looks at life in China's cities from the personal perspectives of the rich, middle class, and poor, and how they cope with the stresses of pollution.

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Events

August 5, 2020 - 4:00pm

During this digital report launch, PEN America and our panelists will discuss the pressures filmmakers confront and the choices they make in order to have their films be shown in China. 

August 20, 2020 - 4:00pm

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a webinar with Han Li to examine how Chinese are rediscovering the rural China and idealizing rural life in the social media age. She'll also look at the social and political forces driving this trend.