R. Mao, Chairman
S. Hu, Member
S. Yan, Member & Vice President China Entrepreneur Assoc.
J. Shang, W. Cai, X. Yao, M Ding,
D. JIOfficial Ministry of Foreign Affairs (interpreter)
Conservation International Staff:
Z. Lu, Country Director China
S. Sun, Conservation Director, China
James Roberts, Deputy Commissioner Water and Sewer Operations
Dana Gumb, Director, Staten Island Bluebelt Program
The goal of the tour is to provide information for members of the ERCC about outstanding examples of natural resource management, model implementation sites, funding for ecosystem services and to meet with officials in each country to discuss mutual interests related to the environment. The award-winning and cost-effective storm water management system on Staten Island that demonstrates how wetland preservation can be economically prudent and environmentally responsible is of great interest to the ERCC delegation.
Conservation International has been working closely with the People’s Republic of China’s to facilitate this visit for the ERCC, the highest level legislative body responsible for drafting national environmental laws in China.
VISIT http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/news/bluebelt.html for information on the Staten Island Bluebelt