Agenda

Fri, 3rd of April

Time Event
5:00-7:00 Joint Reception with The Forestry Club and EFFY
7:00 Dinner with Speakers, Invitation only

Sat, 04th of April

Time
Event
Speakers
8:30-9:00 Registration & Breakfast  
9:00-9:20 Welcoming Remarks

Dean Peter Crane, Yale F&ES

Rodney Irwin, WBCSD

9:20-10:20 Opening Overview: Chinese Overseas Investment — Trends and Impacts 
Deborah Davis, Yale University (Moderator)
Ambassador David Shinn, George Washington University
Xiaoyang Tang, Tsinghua University
Tao Hu, China Program Director, World Wide Fund for Nature U.S.
10:30-11:40 Panel I: Business Perspective on Environmental and Social Impacts on Chinese Overseas Investment
Marian Chertow, Yale University (Moderator)
Weijun Xie, Dr., China Minmetals Corporation
Charles Tang, Chairman of the Brazil-China Chamber of Industry & Commerce
Rebecca Ray, Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Global Economic Governance Initiative, Boston University
11:50-1:00
Daniel C. Esty, Yale University (Moderator)
Larry Jiang, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Denise Leung, World Resources Institute (WRI)
Jingjing Zhang, Harvard University Law School
1:00-2:00 Lunch Break  
2:00-3:10
Bradford Gentry, Yale University (Moderator)
Zhihong Zhang, Senior Program Coordinator, Climate Investment Funds, the World Bank   
Graham Webster, Yale China Law Center
Tao Hu, China Program Director, World Wide Fund for Nature U.S.
3:20-4:50 Case Study Breakout Sessions  
  Session A: Canada: China’s Overseas Investment in Energy Infrastructure (Kroon 321) Jiang Wenran, Director, Canada-China Energy and Environment Forum
  Session B: Africa: Wanbao Farm in Mozambique: Land Grab or Development? (Sage 24) Xiaoyang Tang, Professor, Tsinghua University
  Session C: Latin America: Brazil-China Soybean Trade and Rainforest Conservation (Kroon G01) Charles Tang, Chairman of the Brazil-China Chamber of Industry & Commerce
  Session D: Asia: Hydro Development in the Amur-Heilong River Basin (Kroon 391) Eugene Simonov, Coordinator, Rivers without Boundaries International Coalition
4:50-5:20 Takeaways and Closing Remarks  
5:30-7:00 Reception