APRIL 2007 - Dr. Jennifer Turner discusses growing health and ecological degradation stemming from China's unchecked economic boom.
- U.S. Government Activities - U.S. and International Nongovernmental Organization Activities - U.S. Universities and Professional Activities - Mainland Chinese and Hong Kong Nongovernmental Organizations, GONGOs and Student Groups
China's Water-Energy Choke Point, one of the most important issues relevant to China's environmental and energy challenges, is becoming more dire as water is needed for residentual use, a growing demand for coal, agriculture purposes, and intensive production in industrial sectors.
Authors in this issue of the China Environment Series examine many of China's environmental health challenges, with emphasis throughout on potential steps to address these problems through regulation, better research, greater NGO involvement, and international assistance.
JULY 2007 - Forestry fact sheet includes 2007 data on China forests, timber trade and forest certification
Green Labeling and Energy Efficiency in China by Gary McNeil and David Hathaway; Addressing Urgent Needs: The Emergence of Environmental Education in China by Jing Lin and Heidi Ross
Thanks to improved smallholder farms and land diversity, “China has been able to meet grain production targets year after year despite large portions of the country stricken by drought,” Boyle says in an interview with the Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum.
In this recent op-ed published by The Chicago Tribune, Timothy Hildebrandt argues that the large amount of water needed to sustain the fledgling ski industry in China is an inappropriate use of a precious and endangered resource. China should delay developing this environmentally harmful sport while it grapples with more pressing issues of human health and sustainable development. It is reprinted here with permission.