How can environmental cooperation be used to bolster regional peace? A large body of research suggests that environmental degradation may catalyze violent conflict. Environmental cooperation, in contrast, has gone almost unexplored as a means of peacemaking, even though it opens several effective channels: enhancing trust, establishing habits of cooperation, lengthening the time horizons of decisionmakers, forging cooperative trans-societal linkages, and creating shared regional norms and identities.More about this title can be found on the Wilson Center Press website.
Commentary: A Vision of a Green Pearl River Delta: The NDRC’s 2008-2020 Outline Plan for the PRD, Christine Loh, Megan Pillsbury By Andrew Lawson & Mike Kilburn Commentary: Shifting Power in Central-Local Environmental Governance in China: The Regional Supervision Centers By Scott Moore Feature Box: Preparing for Humanitarian Disasters at the Third Pole By Linden Ellis Feature Box: Relieving Stress on China’s Agriculture: Long-Term UK-China Collaboration to Help China Adapt to Climate Change Impacts By John Warburton Commentary: Incineration: A Dangerous Policy Option for China’s Municipal Solid Waste By Zhao Ang & Mao Da Spotlight on NGO Activism: The Gun Shoots the Bird That Does Not Stick Out By Li Xiu Min Commentary: Greenlaw and the First Year of China’s Open Environmental Information Regulations By Hu Yuanqiong (Translated By Michael Zhang & Jacob Fromer)
More Players on the Stage: New Trends in Shanghai's Water Pollution Control Policies by Seungho Lee Community Forestry in Yunnan Province by Kenji Kitamura and Guangxia Cao Coastal Zone Management in the People's Republic of China: A Unique Approach? by Maren Lau What if All China Golfed? Prospects for an Environmentally-Friendly and Conflict-Free Golf Industry in China by Timothy Hildebrandt The Zhangjiajie Phenomenon by Huang Liangbin Why Industry's Environmental Performance Doesn't Count by Joakim Nordqvist and Gabriel Somesfalean
The Navigating Peace Initiative's Water Conflict Resolution in the United States and China Special Report By Dr. Jennifer L. Turner and Timothy Hildebrandt
China's Mercury Problem: A Sleeping Giant? By Celia Y. Chen Spotlight on NGO Activism: Greening China's "Factory of the World:" Institute for Sustainable Communities in Guangdong By Zhang Ye Public Health and Air Pollution in Chinese Cities: Local Research with Global Relevance By Sumi Mehta, Aaron J. Cohen, Davida Schiff, Daniel Greenbaum, Nick Moustakas, & Robert O'Keefe Feature Box: Coal City: China Environmental Health Project Work in Huainan By Wei-Ping Pan & Ma Tianjie Neither Black Nor White: Mangrove Conservation With Chinese Characteristics By Liu Yi (Translated by Jing Chen & Ma Tianjie) Spotlight on NGO Activism: The Forest Stewardship Council: Because Forests Matter By Marion Karmann
Feature Article, p. 45-58: New Partners or Old Brothers? GONGOs in Transnational Environmental Advocacy in China by Fengshi Wu Commentaries/Notes From the Field, p. 59-92: Looking into a Microcosm of China's Water Problems: Dilemmas of Shanxi--A High and Dry Province by Jih-Un Kim, p.59 Networking for Development of Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims in China by Kenji Otsuka, p.63 Xinjiang: A Trip to the New Territory by Wen Bo, p.66 China's Nature Reserves: Protecting Species or Generating Profits? by Lawrence Glacy, p. 69 The Yunnan Great Rivers Project by Ou Xiaokun, p.74 Environmental Action as Mass Campaign by Jane Sayers, p.77 Spray-Painting Change? Beijing's Green Olympics, NGOs and Lessons Learned from Sydney by Timothy Hildebrandt, p.80 Brick by Brick: Improving the Energy and Environmental Performance of China's Buildings by Robert Watson and Barbara Finamore, p.86 Lean and Green: Boosting Chinese Energy Efficiency through ESCOs by Pam Baldinger, p.90 Energy and Environmental Performance of China's Buildings by Robert Watson and Barbara Finamore, p.86Lean and Green: Boosting Chinese Energy Efficiency through ESCOs by Pam Baldinger, p.90