Population and the Environment in China

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The authors incorporate the results of historical research, current analysis, and forecasting to discuss the relationship between human population and the environment in China. Proposing ways that China can move from vicious to positive cycles, they offer creative recommendations for overcoming the current crisis and for promoting development.

By providing valuable scientific basis for China’s decisions, the book will be an important reference for other nations, international ...

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Overview

The authors incorporate the results of historical research, current analysis, and forecasting to discuss the relationship between human population and the environment in China. Proposing ways that China can move from vicious to positive cycles, they offer creative recommendations for overcoming the current crisis and for promoting development.

By providing valuable scientific basis for China’s decisions, the book will be an important reference for other nations, international organizations, and research institutes seeking to solve population and environmental problems.

Qu Geping is professor at Beijing, Tsinghua, Tongji, Wuhan and Nanjing universities and at the People’s University of China. He is also chair of the Environmental Protection Committee of the

Chinese National People’s Congress. He was previously administrator of China’s National Environmental Protection Agency. The first Chinese representative to UNEP, Professor Qu has held numerous distinguished positions. Li Jinchang is adviser to the Chinese National Environmental Protection Agency, first deputy director of the Contemporary Environmental and Economic Policy

Research Center, and a member of the standing committee of China’s Environmental Science Society. He is also professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the People’s University of China, and Chongqing University.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853962578
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/28/1994
  • Series: Environmental Studies
  • Pages: 224

Table of Contents

Introduction
Population and Environmental Crises
Population and Environmental Issues throughout China’s History
Population and Environmental Issues in Contemporary China
Population and Land Availability
Population and Forest Resources
Population and Grassland Resources
Population and Mineral Resources
Population and Water Resources
Population and Energy Resources
Population and the Living Environment
Population and Environmental Affairs
A Comprehensive Analysis
Controlling Population to Protect the Environment
From Survival to Sustained Development
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