The Performance of Environmental Governance Systems

                    

Intro

 

Timetable

 

Venue & Lodging

 

Contact

 

 

Intro

 

The international conference on “The Performance of Environmental Governance Systems” (PEGS) will be held in Nanjing, China on 6 and 7 May 2013.

 

The purpose of the conference is to analyze the effectiveness of the governance systems in place in America and China in solving environmental problems, paying particular attention to the conditions that lead to success, the factors that cause failures, and the extent to which outcomes meet standards of efficiency, equity, and good governance. The goal is to add to our understanding of what it takes to solve environmental problems and to produce frameworks, insights, and hopefully substantiated conclusions that will be of interest to members of the policy community responsible for dealing with environmental problems and to others concerned with the protection of the environment.

 

Individuals can participate in the conference by preparing a paper focusing on some aspect of environmental governance, serving as a commentator on one or more of the papers presented by others, or simply attending as an interested participant. If you are interested in presenting a paper, we will negotiate with you to ensure that the paper will contribute to the success of the conference and to be sure that we are in agreement regarding the general nature and content of your paper. We also will circulate a background paper to all confirmed participants to provide a clear picture of what we are trying to achieve.

 

We plan to prepare a common paper based on the substance of the conference suitable for publication in a high profile journal such as Science or PNAS. In addition, we plan to publish the papers presented at the conference along with the major commentaries as a special issue of an appropriate journal or as an edited volume from a prominent university press.

 

Timetable

 

Time

Activities

Authors and Speakers

Day1

am

8:45-9:10

Welcome Address

NJU Official

Introduction of Research Programs at Bren School and NJU

Jun Bi, Dean, School of Environment, NJU

Steve Gaines, Dean, Bren School, UCSB

9:10-9:40

Conference Themes and Goals

Oran Young, Dan Guttmann

9:40-10:00

Photo & tea break

Session 1

Chair: Oran Young

10:00-10:20

Epochs in Environmental Governance:

A Framework for Comparative Analysis

Dan Mazmanian

10:20-10:40

The Evolution of Implementation Systems for Energy Saving

Policy in China

Ye Qi

 

10:40-11:00

Air and Water Quality in America and China: When Do

Incentive Mechanisms Work?

Jeremy Shreifels

 

11:00-12:00

Discussions (10 min each discussants, 40 min comments)

2 Discussants and free comments

Lunch time and break

 

Session 2

Chair: Daniel Guttmann

pm

2:00-2:20

Environmental Federalism in Climate Governance: A Comparative Study of China and the United States

Junjie Zhang

2:20-2:40

The Role of Civil Society in Environmental Governance in the US and China

Robert Percival and Huiyu Zhao

2:40 – 3:20

Discussions (8 min each discussants, 24 min comments)

2 Discussants and free comments

3:20-3:40

Tea break

Session 3

Chair: Jun Bi

3:40-4:00

Disaster Management and the Science-Policy-Practice Interface: Comparing China and the United States

Roger Kasperson, Guoyi Han, Bonnie Ram, and Peijun Shi

4:00-4:20

Ecosystem services and Environmental Governance: China, the US, and the Rest of the World

Robert Costanza

 

 

4:20-5:00

Discussions (8 min each discussants, 24 min comments)

2 Discussants and free comments

Cultural activities at hotel

 

Day2

am

8:30-8:45

Recap of Day 1 and Issues to Think about in the Case Studies

Oran Young

Session 4

Chair: Junjie Zhang

8:45-9:05

Impact factors of greenhouse gas emissions from China’s cities: Case study of Suzhou

Haikun Wang, Jun Bi et al.

9:05-9:25

Portland, USA Takes Action:

25 Percent Per Capita Carbon Emission Reductions

Susan Anderson, Michael Armstrong, and Vinh Mason

9:25-10:00

Discussions (8 min each discussants, 19 min comments)

2 Discussants and free comments

10:00-10:20

Tea break

Session 5

Chair: Alex Wang

10:20-10:40

Water Quality Management in Lake Taihu

Bing Zhang, Jun Bi et al.

10:40-11:00

Fighting Euthrophication from Phosphorus Loading in Lake Champlain

Gail Osherenko

11:00-11:20

Environmental Governance and the Restoration of Chesapeake Bay

Bonnie Kranzer

 

11:20-12:10

Discussions (10 min each discussants, 30 min comments)

2 Discussants and free comments

Lunch time and break

 

Session 6

Chair TBD

pm

1:45-2:05

Managing Freshwater in America: Demand, Supply, and Integrated Management

Sara Hughes and Robert Wilkinson

2:05-2:25

Watershed management & governance in China

Yi Wang

2:25-3:00

Discussions (8 min each discussants, 19 min comments)

2 Discussants and free comments

3:00-3:20

Tea break

Session 7

Chair Oran Young

3:20-4:30

4:30-5:00

Lessons learned and future directions                                                        Everyone

Plans for publication                                                                                         Everyone. 

 

 

Closure remark

 Jun Bi

You are welcomed to check this webpage frequently, since we will provide the paper draft or outline for download.

 

 

Venue & Lodging

 

The PEGS Conference will be hosted at:

 

Golden Eagle Summit Hotel, Nanjing

 

The location information could be accessed here:

 

http://www.gesummithotel.com/images/js_en.pdf

 

All the rooms have been reserved. Please let us know your arrival and departure date.

 

Directions and Transportation

 

From Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG):

1) Take Metro Line 2 to Hongqiao Railway Station

2) Take the G train or D train (high speed train) to Nanjing Railway Station, or to Nanjing South Railway Station. We can help to reserve your train ticket with a copy of your passport.

3) Checkpoint

 

From Beijing (PEK) or Hong Kong (HKG):

1) Take a flight to Nanjing Lukou Airport

2) Checkpoint

 

We will pick you up at the two above Checkpoints.

 

If you would like to be accompanied by our student assistant before your arrival of the Checkpoints above, please email us with your route of traveling in the last week of April.

 

Contact

If you need any assistant, please contact us without any hesitation:

Dr. Lingxuan Liu

eco.druid@gmail.com

86-13382023035