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About jramos

José Ramos is a researcher, writer and advocate for commons-based social change. He focuses on such areas as future political economy, planetary stewardship, innovations in democracy and governance, the conjunction of foresight and action research, and transformative social innovation.

U.S.-China Ten Year Framework for Energy and Environment Cooperation

Washington, DC – The United States and the People’s Republic of China held the 8th Joint Working Group Meeting of the U.S.-China Ten Year Framework (TYF) for Energy and Environment Cooperation April 9-10 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones, Assistant … Continue reading

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WSU News Center – New clean energy systems research center opens

PULLMAN, Wash. – With a long history and national reputation in power engineering and collaborative, interdisciplinary research, Washington State University has established the Energy Systems Innovation Center ESIC. It will take a leading role in addressing one of the greatest technological … Continue reading

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Solar Panels Reflect Bright Future for Rural Papua New Guinea – IPS

Although this article is not explicitly about China, it provides a very good window into how off grid solar is a potential leap frog technology for 1.4 billion people living without electricity. This has strong relevance for rural China and … Continue reading

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China: New programme in Salween-Mekong basin targets women’s adaptation to climate change – News – Professional Resources –

A great example of trans-national collaboration on climate adaptation involving the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), based in Kathmandu, Nepal, and Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences… supported by the Swedish International Development … Continue reading

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China, Indonesia to Boost Bilateral Ties

China and Indonesia signed agreements on a range of issues on Friday, a sign analysts said shows the wish of both nations to push forward ties in strategically important Southeast Asia. via China, Indonesia to Boost Bilateral Ties.

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SEIA Calls on Governments and Industry Groups to Pursue Global Dialogue on Solar Trade and Competitiveness

Amid the competitive dynamics of global trade, the solar industry is working to develop meta-frameworks across national boundaries. Here is one example of the rise of a meta-network. Over the past year, SEIA has held a series of dialogues with … Continue reading

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China faces ‘timebomb’ of ageing population | World news | The Guardian

While this is not an article that covers energy issues, it falls under the broader category of China Futures. The demographic / population dimensions of ageing China have been commented on before. This article offers a very good general overview … Continue reading

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