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
Building Rural Models to Last: The Global Environmental Institute's Biogas Work in Western China By Emmy Komada Spotlight on NGO Activism: Greener Wishes for Grasslands in Inner Mongolia: Green Longjiang By Zhang Yadong Green Studen Forum: Beijing's Secret Garden of Growing Environmental Health Advocates By Daniel Pulver Spotlight on NGO Activism: Exploring China's River Heritage with China Rivers Project By Kristen McDonald Mining in China: A Primary Ecological and Human Health Concern By Saleem H. Ali Feature Box: From Rural Electrification to Biofuels: NREL's China Program By David Kline, Monisha Shah, & Bill Wallace Spotlight on NGO Activism: Filling a Gap in Environment and Health Work in Southwest China: The Yunnan Health and Development Research Association By Zhang Kaining & Jackson Tung Green Eggs and Ham: Struggles in Swallowing Ecotourism By Monica Liau Spotlight on NGO Activism: China Youth Climate Action Network: Catalyzing Student Activism to Create a Low-Carbon Future By Li Li
Environmental Management and Public Health: Challenges and Opportunities in China's Mobile Phone and Telecommunication Industries By Jacob Park Feature Box: Strategies for Decreasing the Carbon Footprint of Chinese Companies and Meeting Global Sustainability Challenges By David Hathaway Yours, Mine, Whose Water? Evolving Water and Property Rights in China By Sonja Schiller Spotlight on NGO Activism: Redefining the GMO Debate in China: Greenpeace China By Lorena Luo Turning a Double Exposure into a Double Dividend: Black Carbon From Indoor Air Pollution in Rural Yunnan By Jill Baumgartener & Nina Trautmann Chaopricha Feature Box: Digging Behind the Scenes: China Environmental Health Project Research Brief Series By Linden J. Ellis & Jennifer L. Turner Feature Box: China Environment Forum Report: Sowing the Seeds Opportunities for U.S.-China Cooperation on Food Safety By Linden J. Ellis & Jennifer L. Turner Risk Management: Lessons Learned From the Snow Crisis in China By Guizhen He, Yonglong Lu, & Lei Zhang