China Environment Protection
- Rob Efird , Professor of Anthropology and Asian Studies, Seattle University
Apr 20 , 2017Like the United Nations and many national governments around the world, the Chinese government has sought to use education as an important means of fostering environmental stewardship and ecological sustainability. Yet, while the Ministry of Education guidelines and their plans for implementation look great on paper, they encounter significant obstacles in China’s exam-focused schools.
- Guo Dong , Director of the Earth Institute China Initiative, Columbia University
Kelsie DeFrancia , Assistant Director for the Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management, Columbia University
Feb 27 , 2017Now is the time, especially given the Trump Administration’s stance on environment, for China to assume the leadership role with more assertiveness and confidence, be more proactive in working with other nations, and coordinate global actions to curb pollution.
- Han Dongping , Professor, Warren Wilson College
Jan 23 , 2017While U.S. President Donald Trump was talking about investing more in coal as a source of energy, China has just announced that it will scrap 85 coal power plants under construction and invest 2.5 trillion yuan ($361 billion) in green energy, largely in response to the public outcry about smog in northern China. China’s move in this direction will further strengthen China’s leadership position in green energy.
- Bloomberg ,
Dec 30 , 2015China will stop approving new coal mines for the next three years and continue to trim production capacity as the world’s biggest energy consumer struggles to shift away from the fuel as it grapples with pollution.