A conversation with Chinese environmental experts Rose Niu and Bob Tansey
Thursday, October 11, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Speakers: Rose Niu; Bob Tansey
Event Fee: Free (Become a Member Now!)
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006
After rapid development and economic progress, China is now turning its attention to preserving its magnificent natural beauty. The country is committed to creating an “eco-civilization,” with plans to create its first system of national parks. But will China be able to protect the environment while growing the economy? And will China’s national parks be “loved” to death? Two top environmentalists will share their insights on China’s new drive to save its natural environment.
Rose Niu is Chief Conservation Officer at the Paulson Institute, where she manages the planning and execution of initiatives to protect globally significant ecosystems and to promote sustainable management of natural resources in China. Before joining the Institute, Niu was Managing Director of China Programs at World Wildlife Fund-US. Prior to this position, she founded the China program at The Nature Conservancy (TNC). She also served as Chief Representative and Country Program Director in China. Niu later served as TNC’s Deputy Managing Director of the North Asia Region in the U.S. In 2003, Businessweek named Niu one of the Stars of Asia (25 Leaders at the forefront of change.)
Bob Tansey is Senior Advisor, External Affairs and Policy, Northeast Asia & Greater China, The Nature Conservancy. He joined TNC in 2009 following a long career with the U.S. Government as an energy analyst and diplomat. Tansey supports the policy agenda, government relations, and partnership strategy for The Nature Conservancy, working with China for biodiversity conservation in China and globally. His activities include supporting efforts for the Belt and Road Initiative to be green and sustainable. Tansey was the co-author of the Mississippi-Yangtze Eco Partnership proposal under the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue. Tansey has worked in Latin America, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Africa as well as 13 years living and working in China. He is trained in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Turkmen.