In the 2014 China-US joint announcement on climate change, China promised to peak its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions around 2030. Later this commitment was cemented in the Paris Agreement signed in 2016.
The second cohort of students from the international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) program has settled down for their study abroad experience at Duke this semester.
In a commentary for The Lancet Public Health, Duke Kunshan’s John Ji says policymakers working on updating China’s commitments to slow global warming should take into account the potential rise in the health care sector’s greenhouse gas emissions.
The iMEP graduating Class of 2019 are no strangers to being the first, and this past weekend they were the first students to graduate from the international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) program.
Economist and entrepreneur Lawrence Tian says the latest crop of graduates from Duke Kunshan’s master’s programs have the unlimited potential and possibilities to pioneer efforts to tackle global challenges.
The university’s first Water Towns Environmental Film and Arts Festival opened on Thursday with a red carpet reception attended by leading names in conservation and wildlife protection, and talks by international experts in “eco-cinema” and “smog art.”