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Climate change conference

27 April 2006

ATTENTION: Science, environment, health, business, and energy writers and editors

Contact: Kathleen Maclay, Media Relations
(510) 643-5651 kmaclay@berkeley.edu

The China-U.S. Climate Change Forum at the University of California, Berkeley. It will bring together invited leaders from the Chinese and American scientific, business, policy and non-profit communities to discuss global climate crisis solutions and to spur new research.

8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, and Wednesday, May 24.

The majority of the conference will be held at Wheeler Hall Auditorium, UC Berkeley. A map is online at: http://www.berkeley.edu/map/.

Participants will include:

  • Steven Chu, 1997 Nobel Prize winner in physics and director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • John P. Holdren, a Harvard University professor of environmental policy and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Inez Fung and Dan Kammen, co-directors of the UC Berkeley Institute for the Environment
  • George Akerlof, UC Berkeley professor of economics and 2001 winner of the Nobel Prize in economics
  • Terry Tamminen, former chief of California Environmental Protection Agency
  • Speakers from China's State Environmental Protection Administration, its national oil company, major universities, and other governmental panels
  • Representatives of major insurance, venture capital and energy companies, including Royal Dutch Shell

Most of the program will be free and open to the public. It will be conducted in English, with Mandarin translation as needed. More information will be available at http://chinausclimate.org/. Media wishing to attend must contact Kathleen Maclay by Friday, May 19 at kmaclay@berkeley.edu.