Partnership Promotes Healthier Nail Salons
ENRP honored the winners of the 2016 Roy Award for Environmental Partnership at a recent panel discussion, "Toxic Beauty: Environmental Justice and Workers' Rights."
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November 3, 2016
News Deeply, Arctic Deeply
A dozen international graduate students identify ways to address some of the most pressing problems facing the Arctic now and in the future—and turn them into opportunities.
By Zhu Liu, Associate, Environment and Natural Resources Program
This study summarizes the key features and drivers of China’s regional carbon emissions and conclude with suggestions for a low carbon policy for China.
October 4, 2016
By Amanda Sardonis, Assistant Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program
CAMBRIDGE, MA — The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University announced today that the California Healthy Nail Salon Program, a partnership between the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, Asian Health Services, and five city and county government departments, is the winner of the 2016 Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership.
July 25, 2016
By Henry Lee, Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program
In the last two years, China’s President Xi Jinping signed two major climate agreements with the United States committing China to peak its carbon emissions by 2030 and to increase the non-fossil-fuel share of all energy to a target of 20 percent. In addition, China submitted to the United Nations’ meaningful Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) outlining its carbon reduction targets. Chinese officials at all levels of government — central, provincial and local — are focused on developing low-carbon initiatives, with each one competing to have the most visible initiatives, ideally without having to expend much in the way of new resources.
September 30, 2016
By Henry Lee, Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program, Jinqiang (JC) Chen, Former Giorgio Ruffolo Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sustainability Science, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2015–2016, Zhang Li, Former Predoctoral Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2015–2016, Amanda Sardonis, Assistant Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program and Pu Wang, Giorgio Ruffolo Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sustainability Science, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group
The Harvard-Tsinghua Workshop on Low-Carbon Development and Public Policy is the third annual joint workshop between the Harvard Kennedy School’s Environment and Natural Resources Program and the Sustainability Science Program and the Center for Science, Technology, and Education Policy at Tsinghua University. The workshop convened prominent members of the academic and policy communities from China and the United States at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, on June 2-3, 2016.
The three closed sessions were on: 1) Market Mechanisms to Reduce Carbon Emissions, 2) Role of Local Government in Low-Carbon Development, and 3) Energy Technology Innovation in the Transportation Sector.
December 8, 2015
The COP 21 talks in Paris have attracted throngs of young people—and they're tired of waiting patiently for their elders to do something.