China Green Issues
Decades of Progress, a New Middle-Class, New Profound Challenges
- As China's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has skyrocketed over 40 Years, the Numbers begin to tell the magnitude of change
- Manufacturing for the World
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With rapid growth and industrialization, come environmental challenges. China now tops world for air pollution and carbon emissions, officials report.
- Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei one of planet’s most polluted regions, but as of 2017 reports ‘lack of funding hampers progress on clean-up targets’
China's air pollution crisis... in almost all types of air pollution, including sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, as well as carbon emissions, China has serious tasks to clean-up the air and water as one of most polluted areas in the world.
China and India with rapidly increasing populations both confront severe air pollution challenges. China and India are ranked as most polluted among world nations.
Over 90 per cent of people in China are concerned about environmental pollution and more than 96 per cent believe 'green power' could help to tackle the air pollution that is afflicting many of the country's cities.
Those are the headline findings from a major new survey of 3,000 residents of Chinese cities carried out by IPSOS and commissioned by the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association.
Ecological Civilization: China (2015)
- Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Meltdown: China's Environment (2013)
- Pulitizer Center on Crisis Reporting
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China is the most important emerging global power, a major operator in natural resource extraction around the world and a large country with major land and forest assets...
To quantify China's loss of biodiversity, researchers analyzed data from 1,385 representative populations of 405 terrestrial vertebrate species: 161 mammals, 184 birds, and 60 amphibians and reptiles.
China’s biodiversity declines as human demands grow
Beijing, China – Since 1970, China’s terrestrial vertebrates have declined by half, while the nation’s Ecological Footprint has more than doubled, reveals WWF’s Living Planet Report China, 2015, a flagship research report on the country’s demand on nature.
Chinese reptile and amphibian populations fared the worst, declining by 97 percent. Primates declined by 84 percent.
Zhangjiajie National Park, China
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