Environmental Pollution In China

Author: Daniel K. Gardner
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190696117
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When Deng Xiaoping introduced market reforms in the late 1970s, few would have imagined what the next four decades would bring. China's GDP has grown on average nearly 10 percent annually since, and its economy is now the second largest in the world. Forty years ago, the Flying Pigeon bicycle ruled the roads; today, China is the world's largest car market. And if forty years ago you looked out across the Huangpu River from the Bund in Shanghai, you would have seen farmland and a few warehouses and wharves; now you see the stunning, futuristic cityscape of Pudong. The material progress of the past forty years has been staggering -- a source of pride for the Chinese people, as well as a source of legitimacy for the ruling Chinese Communist Party. But that progress has come at great cost: the extreme pollution of China's air, water, and soil has taken a stark toll on human health. In Environmental Pollution in China: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Daniel K. Gardner examines the range of factors -- economic, social, political, and historical -- contributing to the degradation of China's environment. He also covers the public response to the widespread pollution; the measures the government is taking to clean up the environment; and the country's efforts to lessen its dependence on fossil fuels and develop clean sources of energy. Concise, accessible, and authoritative, this book serves as an ideal primer on one of the world's most challenging environmental crises.

The Economics Of Air Pollution In China

Author: Jun Ma
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231541899
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Suffocating smog regularly envelops Chinese metropolises from Beijing to Shanghai, clouding the future prospect of China's growth sustainability. Air pollutants do not discriminate between the rich and the poor, the politician and the "average Joe." They put everyone's health and economic prosperity at risk, creating future costs that are difficult to calculate. Yet many people, including some in China, are concerned that addressing environmental challenges will jeopardize economic growth. In The Economics of Air Pollution in China, leading Chinese economist Ma Jun makes the case that the trade-off between growth and environment is not inevitable. In his ambitious proposal to tackle severe air pollution and drastically reduce the level of so-called PM 2.5 particles—microscopic pollutants that lodge deeply in lungs—Ma Jun argues that in targeting pollution, China has a real opportunity to undertake significant structural economic reforms that would support long-term growth. Rooted in rigorous analyses and evidence-based projections, Ma Jun's "big bang" proposal aims to mitigate pollution and facilitate a transition to a greener and more sustainable growth model.

Environmental Policy And Air Pollution In China

Author: Yuan Xu
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429838840
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This book systematically analyzes how and why China has expectedly lost and then surprisingly gained ground in the quest to solve the complicated environmental problem of air pollution over the past two decades. Yuan Xu shines a light on how China’s sulfur dioxide emissions rose quickly in tandem with rapid economic growth but then dropped to a level not seen for at least four decades. Despite this favorable mitigation outcome, Xu details how this stemmed from a litany of policy stumbles within the Chinese context of no democracy and a lack of sound rule of law. Throughout this book, the author examines China’s environmental governance and strategy and how they shape environmental policy. The chapters weave together a goal-centered governance model that China has adopted of centralized goal setting, decentralized goal attainment, decentralized policy making and implementation. Xu concludes that this model provides compelling evidence that China’s worst environmental years reside in the past. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Chinese environmental policy and governance, air pollution, climate change and sustainable development, as well as practitioners and policy makers working in these fields.

Controlling Air Pollution In China

Author: Therese Feng
Editor: Edward Elgar Pub
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About 80% of China's rapidly increasing power needs are generated by coal-burning plants, requiring that new ways be evaluated and implemented to create more electricity while minimizing the harmful effects to the environment. Feng, a research fellow with the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at Harvard University, examines ways to use China's societal values in developing environmental policies, and uses a model of a new coal- fired power plant to demonstrate the nature and value of air pollutant damage, both on human health and the greater environment. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Politics Of China S Environmental Protection

Author: Gang Chen
Editor: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812838708
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As the dazzling economic and social changes in China have imposed substantial impact upon the quality of environmental governance, it is time to review the problems and progress in the politics of China''s environmental protection. This book analyzes the factors in China''s governance and political process that affect and restrain its capacity to handle the mounting environmental problems. It argues that solutions to China''s ecological woes to a larger extent lie in the political and institutional changes rather than in engineering, technological and investment input. The book talks about new policies and reform measures in the green area taken by the government since 2007, arguing that some of them may be quite effective in the long run, as long as they alter institutional factors and the OC growth-firstOCO mindset that obstruct the green effort. The book also includes discussion of China''s climate change policy not only because global warming has come under the limelight of the international community in recent years, but also because it offers a unique dimension to analyze the country''s environmental diplomacy and domestic bureaucratic structure on emissions cutting and related energy issues. China is currently at the crossroads of further political and economic reform, and the intensified public attention to environmental pollution may help the Chinese Communist Party to decisively push forward the long-sluggish political reforms.

China S Environment And The Challenge Of Sustainable Development

Author: Kristen A. Day
Editor: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765631466
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China has been experiencing extraordinary economic growth for over two decades. Behind the remarkable statistics, however, it is facing a pressing issue: balancing its economic development needs with protecting its environmental resources. The environmental issue in China has a profound impact on the rest of the world as well, in such concerns as global warning and ethical and legal considerations about environmental enforcement. This book covers a broad range of topics, from specific environmental assessments in key sectors (i.e. desertification) to the policy implications of China's entry into the WTO. The contributors include scholars, government officials, business consultants, environmental science and technology experts, and others based in China and the United States. Sharing perspectives that reflect their diverse backgrounds, these experts offer valuable insights for handling the emerging opportunities and challenges of doing business in China.

China S Air Pollution Problems

Author: Claudio O. Delang
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317209281
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China’s rapid industrialisation has led to "an air pollution catastrophe". Concerted efforts to achieve economic growth have led to veiled skies of toxic air and created health and morbidity problems as well as tremendous environmental degradation. China’s Air Pollution Problems provides an overview of air pollution in China describing how and why China has ended up in such a dire situation, what the government is doing to address the problem and the difficulties it is encountering in attempting to reduce the pollution. The analysis is based on both grey literature (newspaper articles, NGO reports, Chinese government information) and on academic studies. The grey literature gives a voice to those who suffer from the pollution, their advocates, and government officers, and allows the reader to better grasp the conditions on the ground, and the impact of air pollution among people in different areas in China. The academic literature adds a theoretical perspective and brings these different case studies into a broader context. This book will be of great interest to students of environmental pollution and contemporary Chinese studies looking for an introduction to the topic and also for researchers looking for an extensive list of sources and analysis of China's environmental problems.

Energy Futures And Urban Air Pollution

Author: Chinese Academy of Sciences
Editor: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309178839
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The United States and China are the top two energy consumers in the world. As a consequence, they are also the top two emitters of numerous air pollutants which have local, regional, and global impacts. Urbanization has led to serious air pollution problems in U.S. and Chinese cities; although U.S. cities continues to face challenges, the lessons they have learned in managing energy use and air quality are relevant to the Chinese experience. This book summarizes current trends, profiles two U.S. and two Chinese cities, and recommends key actions to enable each country to continue to improve urban air quality.

China

Author: Eric Fredell
Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788147242
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Examines an environmental market with arguably the greatest potential among the Big Emerging Markets. Provides recommendations on how to operate effectively in this rapidly changing market. Covers: wastewater treatment, sewerage, & water supply; municipal & industrial solid & hazardous waste; air pollution control: greenhouse gases, depleting substances, & suspended particulates; U.S. government programs; financing programs & resources; U.S. government action. Also, environmental profiles of selected Chinese provinces & cities; China environmental reference list; helpful documents, & more.

China

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Editor: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821349373
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Annotation This report focuses on how to promote both China 's economic growth while protecting its environment.

Report To Congress Of The U S China Economic And Security Review Commission

Author: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
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2007 Report To Congress Of The U S China Economic And Security Review Commission November 2007

Author: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
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2007 Report To Congress Of The U S China Economic And Security Review Commission November 2007

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The China Environment Yearbook Volume 4

Author: Dongping Yang
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004182411
File Size: 16,46 MB
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The fourth volume of the China Environment Yearbook is essential for studying issues affecting China’s environment from the viewpoint of civil society, policy, and analysis in 2008, including: the Sichuan Earthquake, a worsening global economic crisis, and public interest litigation.

Pollution

Author: Gloria Davies
Editor: ANU Press
ISBN: 1760460699
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Environmental pollution poses serious challenges for China, including to its economy as well as public health. The China Story Yearbook 2015: Pollution looks at how China’s Communist Party-state addresses these problems and how Chinese citizens have coped with and expressed their concerns about living with chronic, worsening pollution. This Yearbook also explores the broader ramifications of pollution in the People’s Republic for culture, society law and social activism, as well as the Internet, language, thought, and approaches to history. It looks at how it affects economic and political developments, urban change, and China’s regional and global posture. The Chinese Communist Party, led by ‘Chairman of Everything’ Xi Jinping, meanwhile, has subjected mainland society to increasingly repressive control in its new determination to rid the country of Western ‘spiritual pollutants’ while achieving cultural purification through ‘propaganda and ideological work’. To adulterate, contaminate, spoil or violate—these are among the metaphorical and literal connotations of pollution expressed in this Yearbook via the character ran ?, which forms part of the word for pollution in Chinese, wuran ??. As the world increasingly relies on economic ties with China, the complexities of China’s one-party system and the Chinese government’s attitudes towards ‘pollution’ are of increasing global significance.

2006 Report To Congress Of The U S China Economic And Security Review Commission

Author: United States. U.S.-China Security Review Commission
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Guide To China S Environmental Market For The New Millennium

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Clearing The Air

Author: Mun S. Ho
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262083582
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The Great Smog Of China

Author: Anna L. Ahlers
Editor: Association for Asian Studies
ISBN: 9780924304927
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The Great Smog of China traces Chinese air pollution events dating back to more than 2,000 years ago. Based on the authors' fieldwork, interviews and text studies, the book offers a short and concise history of selected air pollution incidents that for varying reasons prompted different kinds of responses and forms of engagement in Chinese society. The three authors, from the disciplines of anthropology, China studies and political science, identify traceable incidents of smog and air pollution that have been communicated in different media and came to impact society in various ways. This also informs a discussion of what it takes to transform people's experiences of health and environmentally related risks of pollution into broader forms of socio-political agency.