PIELC Sketchnotes - Wen Tiejun and Zhihe Wang Web (1) - Doug Neill, chine, budget, banks, rural urban interaction

PIELC 2014 Sketchnotes – Wen Tiejun and Zhihe Wang

Late last week and into the weekend, I attended the 2014 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene, Oregon. The conference, organized by the student group Land Air Water, is the world’s largest conference on environmental law. It draws approximately 3,000 environmentalists from around the world to attend workshops, panels, and keynote addresses.

One of the volunteers that puts on the conference is a good friend of mine, and that friend thought I might be interested in the conference itself, and in sketchnoting some of the keynote addresses. He was right. I attended some of the keynotes in person, and viewed others via the live stream that broadcast the talks via their YouTube channel.

Over the next few weeks I’ll to be posting my sketchnotes of those keynote addresses. First up, the very first keynote of the conference, given by Wen Tiejun and Zhihe Wang (skip ahead to 38:45 for the start of their talk), two environmentalists that traveled from China to share the work being done in that country to develop in an environmentally-responsible way:

PIELC Sketchnotes - Wen Tiejun and Zhihe Wang Web (1) - Doug Neill, china, budget, banks, rural urban interaction

PIELC Sketchnotes - Wen Tiejun and Zhihe Wang Web (2) - Doug Neill, China environmentalism, social action, developing to industrialized country, regional gap, rural urban gap rich poor gap

PIELC Sketchnotes - Wen Tiejun and Zhihe Wang Web (3) - Doug Neill, Chine environmentalism, ecological marxism, ecological civilization, socialism, capitalism

These two talks shed light on a topic that hasn’t been getting press in the U.S. and other parts of the world – the effort in China to transition from a developing country to an “ecological civilization” while bypassing full-fledged industrialization. Take a look at the video of their talks (start at 38:45) to get the full perspective.

More sketchnotes from later keynotes on the way!

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