US and China both consume large amounts of energy and produce large
amounts of environmental pollutants, resulting in climate change, health
risks, and other global problems. In response to these shared
challenges, the Natural National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and
the US National Science Foundation (NSF) have launched a series of
co-sponsored bilateral workshops to foster US-China cooperation and
establish new mechanisms to support collaborative research, education,
and networking in these critical areas.
This first workshop addressed two major themes: (1) Advanced Solar Cells and (2) Nanomaterials and the Environment. Goals were to:
The primary finding of this Workshop is that solving global energy and environmental challenges will require transformative approaches and new levels of cooperation. Among the key recommendations to emerge from the working group sessions was the establishment of a jointly funded and operated US-China institute that would provide a seamless, sustainable environment for long-term collaborative research, education and networking.
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