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2008 Forum Schedule

China and the Environment: The Challenges Ahead, Solutions, and Future Research

Friday & Saturday, April 18-19, 2008
219 Aaron Burr Hall, Princeton University

Selected talks are posted as PDF versions with permission from the authors.

Friday, April 18, 2008

7:30 Registration and Coffee

Welcoming Remarks

8:30 Shirley M. Tilghman, President, Princeton University

Regulations of Pollution and Environmental Damage

Chair: Gregory C. Chow, Department of Economics, Princeton University

8:40 Zou Ji, Department of Environmental Economics and Management, Renmin University of China
Strategies to Coordinate Economic Development, Energy Use, and Emission Control in China

9:00 Smita Brunnermeier, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Lessons Learned from the U.S. Experience with Regulating Environmental Pollutants

9:20 He Jianwu, Development Research Center, State Council
Li Shantong, Development Research Center, State Council
The Impact of Energy Tax/Environmental Tax on China’s Economy

9:40 Xu Zhao, Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Energy Tax: The Case of Fuel Oil Tax

10:00 Coffee Break

10:30 James Wei, Department of Chemical Engineering, Princeton University
Carbon Emission and China

10:50 Minjun Shi, Research Center on Fictitious Economy and Data Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Effects of Policy on Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction on Regional Economic Development in China (co-authors: Na Li and Qiang Liu)

11:10 Yuan Xu, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
China’s SO2 Scrubber Story and Its Implications for Carbon Mitigation

11:30 Panel Discussion

Moderator: Burton Malkiel, Department of Economics, Princeton University

Panelists:

  • Li Shantong, Development Research Center, State Council
  • Yong Shi, Research Center on Fictitious Economy and Data Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and School of Management, Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Rene Carmona, Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University
  • Gregory C. Chow, Department of Economics, Princeton University

12:30 Lunch

Energy and Environmental Issues I

Chair: Michael A. Celia, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University

2:00 Wang Zifa, Nansen-Zhu International Research Center, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Development of Air Quality Ensemble Forecasting Model System for Beijing (EMS-Beijing)

2:20 James A. Smith, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University
Urbanization and the Regional Precipitation Climatology of the Beijing Metropolitan Region

2:40 Ye Zhengfang, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Peking University
Industrial Pollution and Treatment Technology

3:00 Peter R. Jaffe, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University
Biogeochemical Processes in Wetland Sediments and Their Effect on the Fate of Trace Metals

3:20 Coffee Break

3:50 Ni Jinren, Institute of Research in Environmental Science, Peking University
River Health Diagnosis and Rehabilitation

4:10 Kelly K. Caylor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University
Ecohydrological Approaches for Assessing and Addressing Dryland Degradation

4:30 Panel Discussion

Moderator: Catherine A. Peters, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University

Panelists:

  • Jun Cheng, College of Environmental and Energy Engineering, Zhejiang University, and Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
  • Mark A. Zondlo, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University
  • Hiram Levy, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/NOAA, Princeton, NJ

Saturday, April 19, 2008

8:00 Registration and Coffee

Energy and Environmental Issues II

Chair: Alexander J. Smits, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University

9:00 Ni Mingjiang, College of Environmental and Energy Engineering, Zhejiang University
Research in Zhejiang University Related to Energy-Environmental Problems in China

9:20 Emily A. Carter, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
First-Principles Materials Design for Energy Conversion and Conservation

9:40 Yiguang Ju, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
Alternative Fuels for a Carbon Constrained World (co-authors: Frederick L. Dryer, and Chung K. Law)

10:00 Wu Yangqing, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Water Environmental Problems and Protection Strategies in China

10:20 Coffee Break

10:50 Forum I: “Future Visions”

Discussion Leaders:

  • Robert H. Williams, Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University
  • Robert J. Goldston, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

11:40 Forum II: “Lessons Learned”

Discussion Leaders:

  • Robert H. Socolow, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
  • Chung K. Law, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University

12:30 Lunch

Summary of Findings

Session 1: Gregory C. Chow

Li Shantong, Development Research Center, State Council

Yong Shi, Research Center on Fictitious Economy and Data Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and School of Management, Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

Zou Ji, Department of Environmental Economics and Management, Renmin University of China

Session 2: Michael A. Celia

Wu Yangqing, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Session 3: Alexander J. Smits

Ni Mingjiang, College of Environmental and Energy Engineering, Zhejiang University

Ye Zhengfang, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Peking University

Concluding Remarks

H. Vince Poor, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University