China Project Symposia
"Carbon Taxes in China's Future: Role and Feasibility," an interdisciplinary symposium held May 30-31, 2016, in Beijing, China. Co-sponsored by the Harvard China Project/ Harvard Global Institute and the Energy Foundation China/Innovative Green Development Program. Chaired by Prof. Dale W. JORGENSON and organized by the Harvard China Project.
"Resourceful Things: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Resource Exploration and Exploitation in China" held April 20-22, 2016 in Cambridge and Boston, MA. Co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard China Project/Harvard Global Institute, Harvard-Yenching Institute, and Boston College. Chaired and organized by Prof. ZHANG Ling of the Fairbank Center and the Department of History, Boston College.
China Project Special Event: Al Gore Public Lecture
About the China Project
The China Project is a research program focused on China’s atmospheric environment, energy system, and economy, collaborating with researchers at Chinese universities and across the schools of Harvard. It conducts interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed studies related to air pollution and greenhouse gases in China, from root causes in the demand for and supply of energy to power its economy, to the chemistry and transport of pollutants in the atmosphere, to their impacts on human health and agriculture. A fuller introduction to the China Project is here.
Most Highly Cited Article
How much wind power could China ideally generate, given meteorology, geography and land uses, turbine technology, and existing deployment policies? An assessment by China Project researchers of the total wind power potential in China was the cover article of Science. This research was led by Project Chair Michael McElroy and post-doc LU Xi, taking advantage of NASA global meteorological datasets that have been validated by hundreds of studies of atmospheric transport and chemistry. A good review on the results was in Technology Review. The study was also covered by the China Daily, major international newswires, and other news sources. These can be accessed at the renewable power research page, which also provides more information and other papers on related topics.