China Environment

Storytelling is Serious Business—Online Toolkit for Environmental Professionals in China 如何讲好自己的故事——在线工具包

The Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum (CEF) and the Beijing-based Global Environmental Institute (GEI) have partnered to create this Storytelling is Serious Business initiative. Together we are creating workshops that are helping Chinese civil society organizations and policy professionals improve their communications capacity.

The Changing Landscape of Environmental Public Participation and Protest in China

As the ‘war’ on pollution continues in China, the Chinese public and environmental NGOs have been taking advantage of more formal and informal channels to voice their concern about worsening air, water and soil quality. At this March 23rd CEF meeting, speakers will discuss China’s evolving space for public participation vis-a-vis environmental problems.  Wu Fengshi (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) will speak about the changing nature of public contention in China exemplified by recent large-scale anti-development and environmental protests.

Putting the Brakes on Carbon: China After Paris

Over the past few years the Chinese government has been accelerating its efforts to cut the country’s CO2 emissions with coal consumption caps, electricity sector reforms, and expanded monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) systems for

Bottom-up Innovation and Partnerships to Address Climate & Pollution in Chinese Cities

At the recent COP21 in Paris, 1,000 cities submitted commitments to address climate change, including many Chinese cities that pledged to accelerate the adoption of greenhouse gas reduction goals to be achieved by 2020, instead of the national goal of 2030. Cities will need concrete tools to measure their progress toward these climate goals and to address urban pollution and sprawl challenges.

Land of Many Palaces--Film Screening for the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

The China Environment Forum is once again hosting a China-focused film as part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital. This year we are excited to screen a film about Ordos, China's largest "ghost city" which has become the testing ground for an unprecedented plan, designed by the central government, to relocate 250 million farmers to new urban districts all across China, over 15 years. Ordos is one of the first cities to be built to house relocated farmers.

Costs and Benefits of Shore Power at the Port of Shenzhen

Seven of the world’s 10 largest and busiest container ports are located in China. These booming ports serve as the engines of China’s economic growth.

Putting China’s Water Pollution Action Plan into Action

While air pollution is serious in China, worsening water quality of lakes, rivers, and groundwater is perhaps a larger challenge. In April 2015, China’s State Council issued the Water Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan—a comprehensive water policy with strict targets that aims to break down silos between government agencies to reduce water pollution, particularly from industries. 
 

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