|The HNC ERE Group|
This year the HNC ERE Group’s main focus is its research partnership with the Nanjing office of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), an international nonprofit with a history of active cooperation on energy and environmental policy issues in China. The students are engaging in a three-month academic research project with GIZ to produce detailed policy recommendations in Mandarin and English for the Jiangsu Provincial Government on how to spur low-carbon development in the highly industrialized areas surrounding Nanjing. The HNC ERE Group’s work with GIZ embodies the innovative, cross-cultural, and practical approach that HNC and SAIS students strive to take in solving global challenges.
|HNC ERE Group with Beth Keck at the Ming Tombs|
This fall the group looks forward to expanding its role as a forum for students at HNC interested in ERE issues and plans to engage in another in-depth research project with a local organization. Students enrolling at HNC in the fall who are interested in ERE can look forward to joining and helping to grow the exciting initiatives started by this year’s ERE Group.
Due to increased student interest in these topics, in fall 2014 the HNC is excited to begin offering a fifth concentration in Energy, Resources, and Environment (ERE).