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Managing the Chinese Environment : Studies on Contemporary China - Richard Louis Edmonds

Managing the Chinese Environment

Studies on Contemporary China

By: Richard Louis Edmonds (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st April 2000
ISBN: 9780198296355
Number Of Pages: 334

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In the coming decades environmental issues will play an increasing role in China's economic development drive, internal politics, legal development, international relations, and regional development issues. While several books have appeared in the 1990s which describe tangible aspects of China's environmental degradation, this book concentrates its attention on management of China's environment within various contexts and represents the state of thinking on the subject by some of the world's key social scientists in this field. It contains an international perspective of environmental problems in China often lacking in books about the Chinese environment. Chapters discuss environmental degradation in Chinese history, organisation of China's environmental protection network, the legal framework for environmental protection, agricultural land issues, water issues, biodiversity, energy, pollution, public health, and business opportunities for foreign firms. While this book shows that there is lots of room for optimism, it also indicates that many environmental problems remain intractable and some are worsening.

`an insight into the environmental challenges facing China in the first decade of the twenty-first century. This publication provides a brief, authoritative and readable progress report which is essential reading for those involved in China's natural resources sector.' Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy Internet Journal

Richard Louis Edmonds: Introduction Mark Elvin: The Environmental Legacy of Imperial China Abigail R. Jahiel: The Organization of Environmental Protection in China Michael Palmer: Environmental Regulation in the People's Republic of China: The Face of Domestic Law Lester Ross: China: Environmental Protection, Domestic Policy Trends, Patterns of Participation in Regimes and Compliance with International Norms Robert F. Ash and Richard Louis Edmonds: China's Land Resources, Environment, and Agricultural Production James E. Nickum: Is China Living on the Water Margin? Liu Changming: Environmental Issues and the SouthNorth Water Transfer Scheme James Harkness: Recent Trends in Forestry and Conservation of Biodiversity in China Vaclav Smil: China's Energy and Resource Uses: Continuity and Change Eduard B. Vermeer: Industrial Pollution in China and Remedial Policies Judith Banister: Population, Public Health, and the Environment in China Bruce Tremayne and Penny de Waal: Business Opportunities for Foreign Firms related to China's Environment

ISBN: 9780198296355
ISBN-10: 0198296355
Series: Studies on Contemporary China
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: 1st April 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.49