‘China’s Economic Growth, Energy and Environmental Sustainability’ – Confucius Institute’s China Briefing

Environment Institute member Simon Divecha is taking part in the next ‘China Briefing’ event held by the University of Adelaide’s Confucius Institute on Wednesday 11th July.

The Confucius Institute’s China Briefings provide up to date knowledge of the most recent developments in China’s political, economic and cultural spheres that are of the most concern to the Australian public.

The next China Briefing ‘China’s Economic Growth, Energy and Environmental Sustainability’ will look at the environmental consequences of China’s rapid economic development, including the fact that China is currently the world’s largest producer of carbon emissions. Despite China making real efforts to address these issues, they still pose enormous challenges and the briefing will examine the problems, debates, solutions, and opportunities for Australia, of China’s economic/environmental dilemma.


  • Mr Simon Divecha, Business Manager of The Environment Institute, University of Adelaide
  • Dr Dale Wen, environmental researcher and activist
  • Mr John O’Brien, Managing Director and Founder, Australian CleanTech

Date: Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Venue: Level 12 Ernst & Young Building, 121 King William Street, Adelaide

Please note: This is a free event, but online registration is essential.

More information about the China Briefing is available on the Confucius Institute website.

This China Briefing is kindly sponsored by Ernst & Young and the Hong Kong Australia Business Association SA

Environment Institute Members get involved with Earth Station

Attending WOMAD Earth Station this Friday, Saturday and Sunday? Make sure you get along and hear Environment Institute members presenting as part of the sustainability program for this year’s festival.

Environment Institute members involved are:

We hope to see a lot of familiar faces around, and make sure you follow us on Twitter (@environmentinst) and get involved with the discussion by using the hashtag #earthstation.

Leadership and Climate Change

Download the podcast from the Leadership and Climate Change event, presented by The Environment Institute and the Leaders Institute of South Australia.

The common thread on the night was vision – holding it, enabling it, moving our society to focus more on the future. However, the fact that we don’t currently have this is quite a paradox. It is manifestly in our common self-interest to act on this issue. Yet the fear and pain that people may feel seems quite out of proportion to the common explanation – financial costs.

Environment Institute Business Manager, Simon Divecha has recapped the nights event on his Blog Greenmode. Read the full recap here.