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Environmental Defense Fund China (Beijing, China)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Defense Fund China

Beijing, China

Website: http://www.edf.org/climate/edfs-beijing-office-helps-china-merge-its-goals

Mission Statement

Environmental Defense Fund’s mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.

Guided by science and economics, we find practical and lasting solutions to the most serious environmental problems.

Issue Areas – Action Issues

  • Address environmental through the power of economic incentives. Our Beijing office is helping China develop an environmental registry and anemissions trading system supported by major stakeholders, including the government, industries, leading research institutions and pilot trading platforms. Once in place, this will be the first infrastructure to support environmental markets in China.
  • Strengthen environmental enforcement. China has many perfectly reasonable environmental laws and regulations that are simply ineffective because penalties for noncompliance are too low. That means breaking the rules can be more profitable than following them.
  • Carbon farming
  • Greener commuting

Student Name and Class Year: Chunyan Chai, MS ’08

If you are interested in getting in touch with this student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley, ramaley@bard.edu

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