Environmental Health and Green Development

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The 201
3China
-
US Joint
Annual Symposium


Environmental Health and Green Development


November 1
8
-
19,

201
3
,
Knoxville TN
, USA


INTRODUCTION

The economies of the US and China are the globally dominant drivers of energy consumption,
resources utilization, food production
,
environmental pollution
, and
land use change
.
More than
ever before, these two nations need to exchange perspectives at all l
evels and develop a joint
agenda to meet

the challenges of global climate change, food security,
environmental health,
and
sustainable development.
Currently,
China is starting
up
a
much more thorough transformation of
her
economic and social
structure and
innovation of corresponding
operation mechanisms

under
the
leadership of
new
central government
. Th
is world
-
influencing

campaign focus on five
general
areas:

urbanization, agricultural modernization, advanced manufacture, green industry,
and further openin
g to the world.
With the huge market and large population, all of these
revolutionary

actions will influence
the functions of human
-
nature interactions and human
-
managed systems while creating numerous

opportunities for
other countries
. Therefore, it is
hi
ghly essential to bring together scientists, program leaders, government officials, and industry
leaders to
exchange

perspectives
, identify potentials risks,

and explore opportunities for
collaboration in science, technology and policy
.


The China
-
US Join
t Research Center for Ecosystem and Environmental Change

(JRCEEC)
(
http://jrceec.utk.edu/
) was established in 2006 to enhance collaboration among
Chinese and US scientists in (1) ecosystem management and climate change
, (2) environmental
sustainability of bioenergy production, (3) water resources and quality, and (4) environmental
technology. The center’s partners include University of Tennessee (UT), Oak Ridge National
Laboratory (ORNL), Purdue University, two research

institutes of the Chinese Academy of
Sciences

(CAS)

(Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research and Research
Center for Eco
-
Environmental Sciences), and the University of Science and Technology of
China.
In May 2011, a JRCEEC
-
based ne
w partnership,
US
-
China Ecopartnership for
Environmental Sustainability (USCEES), was
approved
by the US Department of State and the
China National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
within th
e framework of annual
dialogue of China
-
US Strategic and
Economic Development
.
The overall mission
of the
USCEES (with a new member

CAS’s Institute of Applied Ecology)
was summarized by the
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2011 ceremony for the appointment of new
Ecopartnership members at
http://blogs.state.gov/index.php/site/entry/us_china_ecopartnerships
.
Both JRCEEC and USCEES

aim

to promote
bilateral collaboration to address the interconnected
challenges of
envir
onmental sustainability,
urbanization, rural prosperity, climate change, and
food
and energy security by leveraging and enhancing the capacity of member universities,
research institutes, and industry through the promotion of research collaboration, academ
ic
e
xchange, student education,
technology
/
business development, and policy enhancement. The
partnership also accelerates information and technology exchange to generate more effective
policy, technology and research solutions for sustainable development.




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SYMPOSIUM GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES

The symposium will work to
develop

an
agenda that integrate

research, policy
,

and
economic/business for improving e
nvironmental health
, developing green technologies,
securing food production,
mitigating
natural disaster,
and
producing clean energy. Specifically,
conference sessions and panel discussions will
address
the following topics:



Identification and Enforcement of Policy and Regulations

for Sustainable Development



with emphases on
regional development in secure,
sustainable, and healthy manners



Consequences and Needs in
Sustainable Agroecosystem and Re
-
urbanization



with emphases on

agricultural modernization and
ecosystem services



Technology

Commerc
e

Interfac
ing

for
of Environmental Problem

Mitigation



with emphase
s on
economically sustainable, advanced technologies for
pollution
control
, disaster defense,

and
waste recycling


ORGANIZER



The University of Tennessee

o

Institute for a

Secure and Sustainable Environment

o

Institute of Agriculture

o

Howard Baker Center for
Public Policy

o

Center for Renewable Carbon

o

Center for Environmental Biotechnology


CO
-
ORGANIZER
S



Purdue University



Oak Ridge National Laboratory

(ORNL)



Development
Research
Center of State Council of China



Institute of
Geographic Science and Natural
Resources
,
Chinese Academy of Sciences



Research Center for Eco
-
environmental Sciences
,
Chinese Academy of Sciences



Institute

of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences



Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences



University of Science
and Technology of China



Nanjing University



Zhejiang University



Tsinghua University



China Agricultural University



Northeast Normal University



Shenyang Agricultural University



Nanjing Agricultural University


PARTICIPANTS

The
symposium

will
invite approximately
10
0
recognizedscientists, program managers, industry
leaders, and government officials from China and the United States
.
There will be
approximately
5
0 oral presentations
, 3 roundtable discussions, and a number of group meetings
.



3

ORGANIZ
ING

COMMITTEE
S

Chairman
: Dr. G
ary
Sayler (The University of Tennessee)

Co
-
Chairman
: Dr. Gui
-
Bin Jiang (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Dr. William Brown (The University of Tennessee)

Members

(not completely confirmed yet
)
:

Dr. Chris Cox (The University

of Tennessee)

Dr. CaulaByle (The University of Tennessee)

Dr. Timothy Rials (
The University of Tennessee
)

Dr. Matt
hew
Murray

(The University of Tennessee)

Dr. Lee Ri
e
dinger (The University of Tennessee)

Dr. Terry Hazen (The University of Tennessee)

Dr. Fra
nk Loeffler (The University of Tennessee)

Dr.
Mark Radosevich

(The University of Tennessee)

Dr. Daniel Yo
der

(The University of Tennessee
)

Dr. Carol Harden (The University of Tennessee)

Dr. Larry McKay (The University of Tennessee)

Dr. Daniel Simberloff
(The University of Tennessee)

Dr. Steven Wilhelm (The University of Tennessee)

Dr. Timothy Filley (Purdue University)

Dr. Ronald Turco (Purdue University)

Dr. Otto Doering (Purdue University)

Dr. Mark Fleet (Purdue University)

Dr.
Jonathan Harbor (Purdue
University)

Dr. Martin Keller (
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
)

Dr. Anthony Palumbo (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

Dr. Jay Gulledge (Oak Ridge
NationalLaboratory
)

Dr. Virginia Dale (
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
)

Dr. Paul Hanson (
Oak Ridge National Laborato
ry
)

Dr. Gui
-
Rui Yu (Chinese
Academy

of Sciences)

Dr. Zhi
-
Yun Ouyang (
Chinese Academy of Sciences
)

Dr. Qing
-
Xiang Guo (
University of Science and Technology of China
)

Dr. Han
-
Qin Yu (University of Science and Technology of China)

Dr. Zhan
-
Qing Hao (Chinese A
cademy of Sciences)


4

Dr. Xu
-
Dong Zhang (
Chinese Academy of Sciences
)

Dr. Yong
-
Guan Zhu (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Dr. Yong
-
Ming Luo (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Dr. Ren
-
Jie Dong (China Agricultural University)

Dr. Qi
-
RongShen (Nanjing Agricultural Unive
rsity)

Dr. Jing
-
Kuan Wang (Shenyang Agricultural University)

Dr. Jun Bi (Nanjing University)

Dr.
Xu
-
Xiang Zhang (Nanjing University)

Dr. Yong Luo (Tsinghua University)

Dr. Jian
-
Ming Xu (Zhejiang University)

Dr. Xi
-
Lian Sheng (Northeast Normal University)

D
r.
Ji
-
Quan Zhang
(Northeast Normal University)

Dr. Shu
-
ZhongGu

(
Development Research Center of State Council of China)


REGISTRATION

No registration fee will be charged on invited guests. The conference will provide local transportation
between airport and

hotel

at no cost of the guests
, and most of meals will be covered by the organizers
during the meeting days.


VENUE

All meeting activities will be held in the Park Vista Hotel
,
which is
located at 705 Cherokee
Orchard Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA
.


HOT
EL

A block of rooms for conference participants
will be

reserved at the Park Vista Hotel

with the
payment of participants.
The room rate is $
102 per night plus tax

for a single/double

bedroom
.
The
(
http://www.parkvi
sta.com
)

is
located at the top of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

(
http://www.nps.gov/grsm/index.htm
)
, one of the most awe inspiring mount
ain ranges in the
United States
.


CONTACT INFORMATION

Prof.
Jie (Joe) Zhuang

The University of Tennessee
, Knoxville, TN

Institute of Applied Ecology

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Shenyang, China

Phone:
+1 (
865
)
974
-
9467

Email:
jzhuang@utk.edu

Mrs. Sherry Redus

Institute for a Se
cure & Sustainable
Environment

The University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN 37996
-
4131, USA

Phone:
+1 (
865
)
974
-
0721

Email:
sredus@utk.edu