Events - Sustainable Infrastructure
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Join Duke in DC for a Public Policy Roundtable on the environmental effects of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Duke’s Public Policy Roundtables offer an open forum for conversation on the art of the possible in American policymaking.
Trillions of dollars in new infrastructure investments – catalyzed by China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – is planned to address the developing world’s infrastructure gap. But if not carefully planned, large-scale infrastructure projects can also threaten sensitive ecosystems, vulnerable populations, and the global climate. A panel discussion will explore what data on past investments can reveal and how they can help direct future investments in sustainable infrastructure.
The 3rd Yale Symposium on the Impact of Chinese Overseas Investment will explore the ways in which China’s impact on the world is evolving as Chinese companies and investors continue to shape global supply chains and local economies.
Jackson Ewing, senior fellow at Duke's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will present "Understanding China’s Shifting Environmental Policy Landscape" at noon on Wednesday, September 12.
Constructing Africa’s Future: The Environmental and Social Implications of Chinese-Financed Infrastructure in Africa
WEATHER ALERT: All Thursday programming associated with this event has been cancelled. An abridged version of Friday's programming will take place 10 a.m.-noon. Please check back for further updates.
Hear leading academics, journalists, policymakers, and NGO experts discuss the environmental and social Implications of Chinese-financed infrastructure in Africa on Thursday, January 18 and Friday, January 19 on the Duke University campus. The workshop will assess how Duke/DKU and partner institutions can contribute to infrastructure planning in Africa so as to optimize its impact on the environment and global health.
As part of World Water Week Stockholm, August 27–September 1, Water Program director Martin Doyle will co-present Data Drought: An Assessment of Global Hydrological Monitoring Systems, August 27. The multi-stakeholder discussion will explore the challenges of and the potential solutions to the mismatch between the need for and the supply of data on water resources. The aim of the event is to assess global water monitoring infrastructure relative to current needs, to explore challenges and solutions to scaling up the global water monitoring system, and to provide a platform for defining next steps and avenues for collaboration. The event is co-convened by Xylem Inc., Duke University, the Smith School of Environment, and Enterprise at the University of Oxford, and The Aspen Institute.