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Environmental Studies Seminar Series - Dr. Chengmao LiCampus Calendar

Friday, October 30, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: 213 Marshall Hall

Event Description: Environmental Studies Seminar Series

Ecological Civilization Construction in China
Dr. Chengmao Li
Beijing Forestry University
2:00 pm, Friday, October 30
213 Marshall Hall, SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY

In China today, air quality falls short of regulatory standards in 60% of its cities. Ground water quality is poor or very poor for a similar proportion of the country's big cities. Soil contamination problems have become increasingly prominent in some areas. Pollution problems of fog and haze, drinking water safety, and heavy metal content in soil persist in some areas. For all of these reasons and more, the Chinese government has launched a huge "ecological civilization construction" project to address the issues and progress towards sustainable development. This talk focuses on the current environmental situation and challenges in China today; on the evolution, connotation and targets of ecological civilization construction in China; and on its basic ideas, main tasks, and practice.

Dr. Chengmao Li is Associate Dean, College of Forestry, Beijing Forestry University. A silviculturalist by training, Dr. Li is Project Director, China Ecological Civilization Research and Promotion Association, Ministry of Environmental Protection, People's Republic of China. He is a Visiting Scholar with the Dept. of Environmental Studies, SUNY-ESF, Fall 2015.

Rebecca Hart

Sponsor: Environmental Studies

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