Carmichael Addresses Beijing Forum on Air Pollution, Climate Change

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

University of Iowa News Release

Greg Carmichael, Karl Kammermeyer Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering and co-director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER), was one of 300 invited scholars to attend the Beijing Forum, an annual academic forum on international issues, Nov. 5-7.

In addition, he was one of about 15 international scholars to participate on a panel titled "Addressing Global Environmental Challenges: Policies and Actions." Carmichael spoke about the opportunity and need to treat air pollution and climate change mitigation at the same time, since doing so is cost effective and allows progress to be made quickly.

The Beijing Forum also attracted a number of influential speakers, including former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo, and former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Michael Ussery. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon sent a written message to the event welcoming China's contribution to the environment, world peace and security.