June 3-7 2016
Banff, Alberta, Canada
Presented by the Department of East Asian Studies and the China Institute
This conference will bring together 30 distinguished scholars, representatives of environmental NGOs, and journalists from around the Pacific Rim to consider the challenges of environmental protection and sustainable development in East Asia. Research presentations and roundtable discussions on June 4-5 will emphasize such topics as nuclear power and renewable energy, the environmental costs of high-speed growth, and the roles of public opinion, policy, and technology in environmental protection. Our aim is to encourage participants to engage the conference themes rigorously and interactively by comparing the experiences of China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.