xix, 353 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
Chinese research perspectives. Environment ; v. 3. 2212-7496.
Formatted Contents Note
Rapid urbanization: the environmental cost and the way forward / Li Bo Social mobilization, collective action, and resistance against environmental pollution in 2012 / Wu Fengshi and Peng Lin The rise and challenges of public environmental testing / Huo Weiya Improving government accountability in the face of environmental challenges / Zhang Shiqiu Facing a water crisis: a political and social analysis / Guo Weiqing New national standards for drinking water and the reform of policies controlling the pollutant discharge / Song Guojun and Zhang Zhen Revision of environmental protection law stirs controversy / Qie Jianrong Rapid increase of waste incineration plants causes concern / Yang Changjiang The challenge of restoring brownfields / Gao Shengke Food safety concerns encourage urban organic farming / Cheng Cunwang and Shi Yan A "modest" new mechanism for progressive electricity pricing / Yu Jie Car washing in Beijing: ostentatious water use vs. utilization of reclaimed water / Hu Kanping Progress in restricting excessive packaging / Mao Da New hope for protecting Sanjiangyuan: Headwaters of the Yangtze, Yellow, and Mekong rivers / Sanjiangyuan Project Team of the Shan Shui Conservation Center Civil society promoting legislation on protected natural areas / Xie Yan Hydropower development: return of a crisis on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River / Bao Zhiheng Xiaonanhai hydropower station: a typical case of political power abuse / Liu Yiman and Ding Zhouyang Building dams on international rivers: assuming a more responsible role / Yi Yimin Soil contamination must be dealt with without delay / Ma Tianjie Oil spills and ocean pollution / Feng Jie and Tu Fangjing Public bicycles in cities : government support is key / Meng Si Small particles, big breakthrough: a report on the air quality information transparency index in 113 cities in 2012 / Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs.
This new volume of 'Chinese Research Perspectives on the Environment' (formerly the 'China Environment Yearbook') includes selected articles from the 2013 annual environmental report compiled by Friends of Nature, a leading environmental protection NGO in China, with contributions from academics, environmental protection activists, public service activists, and the media. 0In this volume, readers are brought up to date on the main environmental issues and events of 2012, including environmental health, dams and cross-border water issues, a rise in environmental awareness and public action in China, sustainable consumption, and heavy metal pollution. Air pollution control has continued to attract attention from the public, media, academics, and government.
Articles selected and translated into English from the original Zhongguo huanjing fazhan baogao 2013.