Can China Reduce Toxic Pollution and the Use of Harmful Chemicals? | Foreign Correspondent’s Club of China

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by Project Pengyou on April 20th, 2015   528 views

When and Where

  • 20/04/2015
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Asian Development Bank
    17th Floor, China World Tower (Guomao III), 1 Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue - Beijing
    Beijing
    China
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Can China Reduce Toxic Pollution and the Use of Harmful Chemicals? | Foreign Correspondent's Club of China

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Arlene Blum, Executive Director of the Green Science Policy Institute, will share how changes in regulation, manufacturing practices and consumer demand can reduce environmental pollution, cut hazardous chemicals and protect public health.

Monday, April 20, 3pm-4:30pm
“Can China Reduce Toxic Pollution and the Use of Harmful Chemicals?”
Arlene Blum, Executive Director, Green Science Policy Institute
Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China
Asian Development Bank | 80 RMB | Registration

China’s rapidly growing economy is fueling the increased use of raw materials–such as iron, copper and petroleum—and the production of harmful chemicals.
Raw material consumption in China nearly doubled to 20.4 billion tons from 1997 to 2007. Chemical production for export and domestic use is surging. And the burning of e-waste shipped from western countries is degrading the environment. The Chinese government is increasingly concerned about environmental and health costs, related growing citizen unrest. Will China learn from others’ mistakes and reduce toxic pollution before more harm is done? Arlene Blum, Executive Director of the Green Science Policy Institute, will share how changes in regulation, manufacturing practices and consumer demand can reduce environmental pollution, cut hazardous chemicals and protect public health.

Arlene Blum PhD, biophysical chemist, author, and mountaineer is a Visiting Scholar in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and executive director of the Green Science Policy Institute. She currently serves on the advisory boards for Environmental Building News and the Plastic Pollution Coalition.

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