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EPA Administrator Jackson Praise ISC China Programs

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USEPA Administrator Praises Environment, Health and Safety Academy as Model for US-China Collaboration

On October 12, 2010, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson opened a speech to 300 students at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, by praising the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Academy as a model for achieving positive change through collaboration. [The Academy has] already trained 1,500 managers to improve environment, health and safety performance in Chinese factories, Jackson said. It is making a real difference in the lives of workers and communities. It is strengthening the environment and the economy at the same time. The Academy, part of ISCs Guangdong Environmental Partnership, is a broad collaboration between U.S. and Chinese businesses, government agencies and nonprofits that is building the capacity of Chinese factory managers to increase environmental compliance, improve worker health, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Following the Administrators address, USEPA General Counsel Scott Fulton joined the leadership of the EHS Academy for a roundtable discussion with key environmental leaders and activists in Guangdong, to explore ways that the U.S. and China can increase cooperation on environmental governance and enforcement.

Excerpt from EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson's Town Hall Meeting at Sun Yat-sen University:


"Let me begin by commending Sun Yat-sen University and Lingnan College for establishing the Environment, Health and Safety Academy. This partnership between U.S. and Chinese businesses, non-governmental organization and leading academic institutions have already trained more than 1500 managers to improve environmental health and safety performance in Chinese factories. It is making a real difference in the lives of workers and the community. Its strengthening the environment and the economy at the same time. And it is just one example of the collaborative progress that is happening here today. ..."

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