Dr. Levine received the Public Service Award from the Federation of American Scientists
[25 September, 2008] No topics have risen more quickly in recent years than procuring green energy alternatives and combating climate change. Several international studies show that China has surged past the U.S. to become the world's largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. According to a recent study by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, China accounted for 55 percent of the total increase in the world's greenhouse gas emissions between 2000 and 2006. How can China and the United States work together to stop global climate change? What United States policies will have the greatest impact in helping China go green? What can the new U.S. president do to help China become more energy efficient? The environmental and political consequences of China's tremendous growth are profound. If China does not succeed in greening its economy and cleaning its skies, negotiations for a new climate change treaty will have little chance of success. A solution to the problem of greenhouse gas emissions depends on both China and the U.S. and it is essential that the two countries do this cooperatively.
On September 25, the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) held a symposium on the relationship between US and China on the campus of UC Berkeley, focused on regulating global emissions, and presented the FAS Public Service Award to Dr. Mark Levine, leader of the China Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, for his extraordinary contributions to energy efficiency research and his work helping China build a strong energy program.
For Dr. Levine's presentation, please gohere.
For more information, please visit: http://www.citris-uc.org/FAS