This morning I attended two Vermont Law School – Sun Yat-sen University Collaborative Research Presentations held on campus in Guangzhou. The first paper was entitled “Promoting Green Jobs Through Wind Energy: A Comparison of U.S. and China Policies.” Their key research goal was a comparative analysis of US and Chinese law in the development of renewable energy, especially wind, and the emerging market for “green jobs” (a term they sought to define). The second paper was “The Resurrection of Water: Guangdong’s Pollution Permitting System,” which compared environmental impact assessment and water permitting regimes in the two countries. Following the presentation, we had lunch with Chinese students and faculty, and then I took my Vermont Law students on a campus tour and the local market.

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