Feature Box: Exploring for Solutions to the Water Challenges on the East Mountain Plateau in Yunnan Province By Patricia Kambesis Commentary: Benchmarking Existing Building Performance: China’s Green Building Movement Gets a Critical Asset By Xu Wei & Don Anderson Spotlight on NGO Activism: Dams, Glaciers, and Ecological Migration: GreenRiver’s Work Protecting China’s Rivers By Deng Wen (Translated by Ada Yue Wu & Kexin Liu) Feature Box: Danish-Chinese Partnerships: Increasing the Use of Renewable Energy in China By Leah Strauss Commentary: Towards a More Sustainable Chinese Aluminum Industry By Louis B. Schwartz & Ryan N. Hodum Spotlight on NGO Activism: Developing Environmental Stewardship Through Art By Sara Gavney Moore & Jim Harris Feature Box: Linking Wetlands along the Siberian Crane Flyway in Eastern China By Jim Harris & Sara Gavney Moore
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)
Feature Box: Sino-Italian Energy and Environmental Cooperation By Natalie Matthews Commentary: Eco-Farming: A Long-Term Strategy for Dealing with Climate Change By Pan Wenjing (Translated by Ada Wu) Commentary: Too Much of a Good Thing? Phosphorus Flows and Water Eutrophication in China By Marcy Nicks Moody Commentary: Local Understanding of a Melting Glacier: Conversing with Lamas and Circumambulators in Shangri-La By Zhou Lei Spotlight on NGO Activism: Zero-Waste Comes to China: The Green Anhui-GAIA Partnership By Skye Gilbert Feature Box: Anatomy of a Partnership: Benefits of U.S.-China Private Sector Cooperation in the Power Sector By Claire Casey & John Juech Feature Box: The China Carbon Forum: Enhancing China’s Response to Climate Change through Network-building and Stakeholder Dialogue By Leo Horn-Phathanothai
Commentary: Sector-based Approaches to Measuring and Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions: China’s Cement Industry By Angel Hsu, Neelam Singh, and Ranping Song Spotlight on NGO Activism: IFAW: Promoting Animal Welfare in China By Grace Ge Gabriel Spotlight on NGO Activism: NRDC: Leading the Way Towards Climate Solutions for China, Li Yang Commentary Averting Another Toxics Disaster in China By Arlene Blum Commentary: Will China Emerge Greener from the Global Economic Downturn? By Leo Horn-Phathanothai Commentary: Facing Five-Year Delay in New Water for Beijing: A Catalyst for Officials to Limit Growth? By Wang Jian & Jonathan Aloisi Commentary: Persistent Pollution in China: It’s Not the Economy, Stupid By Elizabeth Balkan (with assistance by Michelle Lau) Commentary: Pulling the Plug on Water Wastage in Beijing’s Bathhouse Industry? By Hu Kanping (Translated by Zhu Sha) Spotlight on NGO Activism: Green Earth Volunteers By Jon Aloisi Commentary: Grassroots Groups Catalyze Sustainable Community Agricultural Efforts in Chengdu By Jiong Yan, Hongyan Lu, Lei He, Jun Tian, & Yu Luo Commentary: Corporate Environmentalism in China: An NGO - Corporate Partnership to Improve Energy Efficiency in Chinese SMEs By Gwen Davidow Spotlight on NGO Activism: The Keystone of Nanjing’s Environmental Movement By Samantha L. Jones
Starting in October 2008, CEF and the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Project were charged by the U.S. Agency for International Development with investigating Asia's most serious environmental challenges. CEF and ECSP held 9 roundtables with experts and conducted interviews and research that helped create this report that focused mainly on Southeast Asia that identifies global trends impacting environment and highlights opportunities for USAID and other donors to improve environmental protection.
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.
Feature Article, pp. 5-32 Seeing Through the Smog: Understanding the Limits of Chinese Air Pollution Reporting By Steven Q. Andrews Feature Box: Water and Environmental Health: BSR Takes Action to Break Southern China's Water Crisis By Linda Hwang
Environmental Mass Incidents in Rural China By Ma Tianjie Feature Box: Green Dragon Media Project By Max Perelman Spotlight on NGO Activism: Ensuring Clean Water for Communities in the Earthquake's Epicenter: A Child's Right Post-Disaster Relief Work in Sichuan By Eric Stowe
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