[Webinar] Opportunities for Enhanced Near-term U.S.-China Climate Action: The Food System

Tuesday, March 07, 2023 | 5:00pm - 6:15pm


March 7, 2023 |  5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. (Pacific Time)
March 8, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. (China Standard Time)

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The food system contributes about 34% of total global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, with China and the United States as the first and third largest emitters, respectively. Among the greatest opportunities for emissions reductions in the food system are reducing and repurposing food loss and waste, along with improvements in fertilizer use efficiency. Join us to hear from issue-experts on how the U.S. and China can tackle emissions, while concurrently improving soil and human health, meeting global food demand and achieving sustainable development goals.


5:00 p.m. Discussion is opened by Moderator, Jennifer Turner, Director, China Environment Forum, Wilson Center

5:05 p.m. Reducing Food Waste and Fertilizer GHG Emissions in the U.S. 

  • Professor Whendee Silver, UC Berkeley 

5:15 p.m. Reducing Food Waste and Fertilizer GHG Emissions in China 

  • Hu Min, Principal and Co-Founder, Innovative Green Development Program (iGDP)

5:25 p.m. Challenges and Opportunities of Converting Food Waste to Fertilizer in US and China

  • Professor Karen Mancl, Ohio State University 

5:35 p.m. Moderated Audience Question and Answer

6:05 p.m.  Speaker Closing Remarks

This meeting is co-sponsored by the California-China Climate Institute and the Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum.

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