The China Environment Yearbook, Volume 2: Changes and Struggles available in Hardcover
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- Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
This volume of The China Environment Yearbook is the second in a series of annual records written, commissioned, produced, and edited by Friends of Nature, China’s premier environmental non-governmental organization. This book provides a window on debates and events as they have affected China’s struggles toward a more just and sustainable model of development during the year 2006. Courageous essays question policies of fencing Inner Mongolian grasslands in a way that contradicts local culture and ecology; probe the wisdom of the South-to-North water transfer scheme in the upper Yangzi (and of a potentially even more ecologically intrusive mega-project called the Shuotian Grand Canal Project); and analyze shortcomings in government efforts to clean up some of China’s most heavily polluted waterways. There are candid accounts of new levels of environmental degradation in rural areas and of the difficulties encountered in China’s effort to produce a “green GDP” that would accurately reflect the costs of natural resource extraction and pollution. Other hard-hitting articles describe China’s role in the global trade in illegal logging, analyze the problem of “cancer villages,” and make clear the seriousness of problems with widespread groundwater contamination and lack of access to safe drinking water.
|Publisher:||Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Yearbooks: Environment Series , #2|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Yang Dongping is co-founder and vice president of Friends of Nature and professor of education at the Beijing Institute of Technology.Friends of Nature was the first environmental non-governmental organization in the People’s Republic of China, established in 1994 by Liang Congjie, Yang Dongping, Liang Xiaoyan and Wang Lixiong. The organization has more than 3000 active members and has been recipient fifteen prestigious national and international awards.
Table of Contents
IntroductionJudith ShapiroGENERAL REPORTStanding at a New Vantage PointChina’s Environment in 2006, the First Year of the Eleventh Five-Year PlanHu KanpingPART ONE: THE ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETYChallenges of and Prospects for Green GDP Accounting Zhang YingPan Yue’s Reflections on the Environment Hu KanpingEnvironmental Fiscal Reform (EFR) Is the Key to Realizing Environmental Targets in the Eleventh Five-Year Plan Ma Zhong, Wu JianA Good Beginning: Environmental Legislation in the Eleventh Five-Year Plan – A 2006 Update Ning Chen, Wu ZhijiaoEnvironmental Problems in Developing the New Socialist CountrysideWang PengRural Society Coping with Pollution Tao ChuanjinThe Wushan Model: Building a Sustainable New Socialist Countryside Sun JunGreening China’s Film Industry in 2006Guo XiaojunThe Evolution of International NGOs in China: Broadening Environmental Collaboration and Shifting PrioritiesW. Chad FutrellPART TWO: ECOLOGYThe Environmental Impacts of Large-scale Construction Projects Fan XiaoAre Fences and Grazing Bans the Best Tools for Controlling Desertification?Liu ShurunPART THREE: WATERGaining and Maintaining Access to Safe Drinking Water Zhao WengenControlling Pollution in the Huaihe River Basin: Still a Long Way to Go Huo DaishanWater Rights Trading in China Li Xi, Liu MeiMapping Water Pollution in China: Informational Transparency at WorkMa JunPART FOUR: FORESTSThe Ecological Benefits of Improving the Quality of Forests Shen XiaohuiForest Rights “Reform” and Natural Forest Protection Feng YongfengChinese Wood Products Trades and the Illegal Timber Trade Tamara Stark, Shi Pengxiang, Cheng YunPART FIVE: APPENDIXAnnual Indexes: Environmental Data and Trends