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Scientists in China and in the United States have worked collaboratively, both formally and informally, for years to address their shared sustainability challenges. To further this engagement, the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Chinese Academy of Sciences convened a workshop on June 20-21, 2023 focused on identifying priority areas for scientific collaboration to promote sustainability and planetary health in China and the United States. Participants gathered at the National Academies Beckman Center in Irvine, California, as well as virtually to discuss a subset of the field, including ecosystems and planetary health; air pollution and planetary health; urbanization and circular systems towards planetary health; planetary health, health emergencies, and climate change; and key priorities and international cooperation for planetary health. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussion of the workshop.

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. China-U.S. Scientific Engagement: Key Issues and Possible Solutions for Sustainability and Planetary Health: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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