Franklin

Urban challenges, public participation, and natural disasters / Yang Dongping.

Publication:
Leiden : Brill, 2013.
Series:
Chinese Research Perspectives 1.
Chinese Research Perspectives ; v. 1
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (474 p.)
Subjects:
Environmental protection -- China.
Environmental policy -- China.
Environmentalism -- China.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Chinese Research Perspectives on the Environment (formerly The China Environment Yearbook ), Volume 1 , was written and produced by China’s first environmental non-profit organization, Friends of Nature. This edition of the book combines two years of reports on China's environment from the view of civil society. With a special focus on natural and unnatural disasters, the book also covers the themes of pollution and ecological protection, urban environmental issues and livability, sustainable consumption, policy and governance, civil society and public participation, and China and the world in an environmental perspective. In this volume, readers are brought up to date on the main environmental issues and events of 2010 and 2011. Beginning in 2010, debris flows, landslides, and droughts brought about considerable debate on the human factors involved in “natural disasters” and on China’s urban growth mode. The concept of urban livability is discussed within the backdrop of the waste and water crises. Several environmental incidents, including the Bohai Bay oil spill and the chromium slag pollution incident in Qujing, are also explored within the book. Meanwhile, increased public participation and environmental information transparency give reason for hope. Other articles include research and analysis on China’s investments in Africa, its struggling environmental courts, public interest litigation, the controversial Xiaonanhai dam and others on the Mekong River, green supply chains, and the PM2.5 debate.
Contents:
Preliminary Material / Yang Dongping and Friends of Nature
Introduction / Judith Shapiro
Environmental Degradation and the Water Crisis in Rural China: An Introduction / Li Dun
1. Human Factors in Natural Disasters: Debris Flows, Droughts, and Floods / Shen Xiaohui
2. Severe Geological Disasters during the 2010 Rainy Season / Fan Xiao
3. Southwest China’s Water Crisis: Rethinking the Urban Growth Mode / Zhou Lei
4. ConocoPhillips Oil Spill and Eco-Disasters in the Bohai Bay / Zhao Zhangyuan
5. Questioning the Chromium Slag Pollution Incident in Qujing / Zeng Xiangbin
6. The Dalian PX Incident: On Institutional Safeguards for Integrated Decision-Making in Environmental Protection / Wang Shekun
7. The Environmental Degradation of the Yellow River / Wang Jian
8. An Urgent Call for Solutions to China’s Heavy Metal Health Risk / Yang Chuanmin
9. Xiaonanhai: Elegy for a Nature Reserve in the New Round of River Development / Friends of Nature
10. Livability: A New Way of Thinking about Urbanization in China / Li Bo
11. The Environmental Risks of Rapid Urbanization: Indicators for Livable Cities / Gu Chaolin
12. The Waste Crisis: Seeking a New Direction in the Dilemma / Yang Changjiang
13. 2010: A Restless Year for Environmental Policies on Packaging / Mao Da and Yang Weihe
14. Resolving the “Garbage Siege” by Developing a Resource Reutilization Industry / Du Huanzheng , Zhu Yucheng and Hu Mengjie
15. How Can Cities Be Free From Urban Flooding? / Yan Weiqi
16. An Overview of China’s Unsustainable Consumption in 2010 / Zhang Boju and Zheng Yisheng
17. A New Round of Luxury Water Consumption: Artificial Snow Parks / Hu Kanping
18. Golf Courses in Beijing and Ostentatious Water Use / Hu Kanping
19. Investigation into the Pollution in Apple Incorporated’s Supply Chain and a Call for Green Consumption / Wang Jingjing
20. Garbage Problems and Solutions in Rural China / Lü Zhongmei
21. China’s Environmental Law Fails to Effectively Ensure Fairness / Feng Jia and Bo Xiaobo
22. Why Didn’t the MEP Sue the Zijin Mining Group? / Qie Jianrong
23. Environmental Information Disclosure Three Years after Implementation / Hu Jing and Shi Tie
24. The Struggling Environmental Courts and Environmental Public-Interest Litigation / Qie Jianrong
25. NGOs Play a Positive Role in Handling Shanghai Richina Leather Pollution / Gu Xunzhong
26. Tiny Particle, Big Action: Public Participation in Environmental Management as Seen in the PM2.5 Case / Wang Tao
27. Number of “Green Citizens” Increase as Communities Participate in Social Affairs / Chen Yuanyuan
28. Transgressing Global and Local: Environmental NGOs and China’s Overseas Investment / Lo Sze Ping and Yi Yimin
29. Improving China’s Aid and Investment to Africa with a More Open Attitude / Yi Yimin
30. Concerns for the Lancang-Mekong Lifeline / Yu Yin
Annual Indexes: 2010 and 2011 Environmental Trends / Yang Dongping and Friends of Nature
Terminological Glossary / Yang Dongping and Friends of Nature
Index Terms / Yang Dongping and Friends of Nature.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
Dongping, Yang.
ISBN:
90-04-24954-0
Publisher Number:
10.1163/9789004249547 DOI
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