On March 8, 2008, the Tsinghua University Environmental Resources Law Research Center hosted the Canadian Embassy’s Chamber of Commerce for the “China-Canada Resources and Environmental Administration Roundtable Discussion” held at Tsinghua University. Attending the discussion were representatives from Chinese and Canadian environmental management institutions, experts in the realm of natural resource and environmental protection, as well as legal experts in the United Nationals Environment Program (UNEP) and close to 30 others. The experts’ discussion centered around topics related to the current situation of Chinese natural resources and the challenges it faces, as well as problems with management of natural resources and methods for targeting these problems. The experts also energetically discussed the challenges in resuscitating legislation related to natural resources, the make-up of China’s natural resources legal system, the nexus between climate change and natural resources, public participation in conserving energy and other topics related to natural resources. The Director of the Chinese University of Political Science and Law’s Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims (CLAPV), Professor Wang Canfa, attended the roundtable as a special expert and chose as his speech’s topic: “The Function of Environmental NGOs in the Realm of Energy Conservation”. During his talk, Professor Wang Canfa used examples from his experience as Director of CLAPV in providing legal aid. He discussed how to combine China’s current situation with other countries’ situations in practice in order to illustrate the usefulness and problems faced by environmental NGOs when working on energy conservation issues. After a deep theoretical analysis, he pinpointed the origin of the problems and offered his own opinions and recommendations on the matter. Noted as a rather distinguished expert in environmental protection, Professor Wang Canfa’s robust work experience and wit, not to mention his humor-infused speech, garnered great interest from the Canadian delegation as well as a warm round of applause.