Annual Symposium of the US-China Ecopartnership for Environmental Sustainability

November 18, 2013

The China-US Joint Research Center for Ecosystem and Environmental Change (JRCEEC) ( 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 Science 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 new partnership, US-China Ecopartnership for Environmental Sustainability (USCEES), was approved by the US Department of State and the National Development and Reform Commission of China within the framework of annual dialogue of US-China Strategic and Economic Development. Both JRCEEC and USCEES aim to promote bilateral collaboration to address the interconnected challenges of environmental 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, academic exchange, 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. 


For more information on the Conference please visit the China-U.S. Joint Research Center for Ecosystem and Environmental Change site. 

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