CANCELLED: China’s Air Quality and Climate Change: The Known and the Unknown


Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 12:15pm to 1:30pm


CGIS South S020, Belfer Case Study Room, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

In accordance with new Harvard policies regarding gatherings over 25 people, the Wednesday Fairbank Center talk with Chris Nielsen has been CANCELLED, and will be rescheduled at a later date. Learn more about the campus' response to the coronavirus here:

A Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies "Critical Issues Confronting China" talk featuring Chris Nielsen, Executive Director, Harvard China Project

Chris Nielsen is the executive director of the Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy and Environment. Working with faculty at collaborating Chinese universities and across the schools of Harvard, he has managed and developed the interdisciplinary China Project from its inception.

This talk will seek to increase awareness of social scientists of some basic aspects of China’s air quality and climate change that are often poorly communicated, including the complexity and scales of these challenges and the limits of current scientific understanding. It will also suggest some implications for judging China’s environmental performance and for U.S.-China relations. The talk is designed for non-scientists and will not present any new research results of the Harvard-China Project.

Sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. Co-sponsored by the Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy and Environment.