Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development in China

Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development in China

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With Chinaa€™s economy and infrastructural development exploding, the world urgently needs avenues for a sustainable approach to its growth. Here Paul G. Harris explores these avenues, using Hong Kong as a case study to introduce the major concepts in sustainable development for China. Sketching out the historical and political contexts for Chinaa€™s environmental policymaking, he analyzes key challenges related to the countrya€™s development, including air pollution, water quality, waste, transport, and climate change. Geared toward undergraduates and the young people who will be instrumental in managing Chinaa€™s growth, it provides a fundamental outlook on how China can achieve its goals in environmentally friendly ways.The utilities were allocated emissions permits, which they were then allowed to trade. In the first year of the schemea#39;s operation (1995), SO2 emissions dropped well ahead of the schedule required by law, and this reduction was achieved atanbsp;...

Title:Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development in China
Author:Paul G. Harris
Publisher:Policy Press - 2012


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