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Environmental Law in China: The Book

May 16th, 2011 · 6 Comments

Did you like this blog?  Do you miss your daily dose of commentary on China’s environmental laws and regulations? Now you can own the book!
Here’s the publisher’s blurb:
In recent years, China’s leaders have started to confront the environmental, economic, and social costs of unchecked development. China’s increasing reliance on foreign oil has engendered national security fears [...]

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Waiting Game

January 7th, 2010 · No Comments

Here’s a little game we can play while we wait for “sign up” day on January 31, 2010.  What do you think China will submit for inclusion on Appendix II of the Copenhagen Accords?
The Accord provides 1 any Annex I party who so chooses can list on Appendix I its “Quantified economy-wide emissions targets for [...]

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Tags: Copenhagen · US-China relations · climate change · miscellany

Copenhagen Accord: Take One

December 21st, 2009 · No Comments

I will have a longer post on the Copenhagen Accord when the dust settles. It is pretty clear from the Chinese press reports that China doesn’t know what to make of the Accord or how to spin it yet. One thing is abundantly clear, however, unlike US commentators who have praised the Accord for moving [...]

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Tags: Copenhagen · US-China relations · carbon emissions · climate change · miscellany

Greentech Wars

December 4th, 2009 · No Comments

A “competition for dominance in the greentech “war” is being quietly started;” our competitor has “launched a new ‘carbon-economic revolution’” and we have been left behind at the “starting gate.”
Is Tom Friedman having another China moment?  No, these words come from a Chinese columnist in the China Youth Daily (A new era of “the old [...]

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Tags: US-China relations · carbon emissions · energy policy · miscellany

China vs. US: Who’s the climate change solutions leader?

November 25th, 2009 · No Comments

[Reprinted in full from The Economist, Economist Debate: "This house believes that China is showing more leadership than America in the fight against climate change" Please read and vote your conscience which will no doubt be in perfect harmony with the position expressed below]
China and the United States can and should do more to lead the world [...]

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Tags: US-China relations · carbon emissions · climate change · miscellany

Coming Through Loud & Clear?

November 17th, 2009 · No Comments

President Barack Obama has backed a plan by the host of next month’s climate change talks in Copenhagen to seek a political deal and leave legally binding decisions for later, a U.S. official said on Sunday.
Obama backs two-step plan to reach climate deal, Reuters (Nov. 14).
Obama says the goal at the Copenhagen meeting should be [...]

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Poisoning the Pearl

November 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Greenpeace issued a report several weeks ago, during my hiatus, that I have just had an opportunity to review.  Poisoning the Pearl is based on the results of wastewater samples conducted by Greenpeace investigators of several facilities operating in the Pearl River Delta.  The results were discouraging, but predictable.

All the facilities sampled were found [...]

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Tags: enforcement · environmental enforcement · greenpeace · heavy metals · miscellany · water pollution

山非山, 水非水

November 16th, 2009 · 2 Comments

This may be old news, but I just came across a site that has the artwork I saw featured in the Shanghai People’s Square metro station several weeks ago.  They were produced for the China Environmental Protection Foundation.
They are definitely worth closer inspection, and made a tremendous impact when they were featured on the subway [...]

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Manwan Dam: Prosperity or Poverty?

November 13th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Several weeks ago the China Environment News (CEN) ran a story about the human impacts of a dam built on the on the Lancang River in Manwan, Yunnan province in 1986.  The article claims that in contrast to the promises of the dam developers, the Yunnan Huaneng Lancang River Hydropower Development Co., Ltd., that living [...]

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World Resources Institute’s China FAQs

November 12th, 2009 · No Comments

The World Resources Institute has launched a wonderful new resource for those interested in China’s response to climate change.  In its own words China FAQs is designed to provide “insight into critical questions about Chinese policy and action on energy and climate change. ChinaFAQs is a portal to policy-relevant data and analysis informed by a network [...]

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