U-M hosts U.S.-China conference on sustainable energy, water and transportation

May 20, 2011

DATE: May 20-21, 2011.

EVENT: Science, policy and industry leaders from the world’s two largest emitters of heat-trapping greenhouse gases (the United States and China) will gather at the University of Michigan to tackle one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century: how to develop sustainable societies.

Unlike a purely academic conference, “Developing Global Sustainability: U.S./China Partnerships” will feature representatives from the energy, transportation and water industries, government policy leaders from both countries, university researchers, and members of non-governmental organizations.

The conference will focus on the key policies and technologies needed to attain sustainable energy, water resources and transportation, especially as they pertain to the United States and China. About 225 participants are expected, including at least 100 from China.

PLACE: U-M’s Rackham School of Graduate Studies, 915 E. Washington St.

SPONSORS: U-M Office of the Vice President for Research, Rackham School of Graduate Studies, Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, Dow Chemical Company, Center for Chinese Studies, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

CONTACT: Mark Banaszak Holl, (734) 763-2283, mbanasza@umich.edu

WEB: http://research.umich.edu/2011conference/



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