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Routledge Handbook of Environmental Policy in China

Edited by: Eva Sternfeld

Print publication date:  April  2017
Online publication date:  June  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138831117
eBook ISBN: 9781315736761
Adobe ISBN: 9781317568018

10.4324/9781315736761
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During the last few decades, China has accomplished unprecedented economic growth and has emerged as the second largest economy in the world. This ‘economic miracle’ has led hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, but has also come at a high cost. Environmental degradation and the impact of environmental pollution on health are nowadays issues of the greatest concern for the Chinese public and the government.

The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Policy in China focuses on the environmental challenges of China’s rapidly growing economy and provides a comprehensive overview of the policies developed to address the environmental crisis. Leading international scholars and practitioners examine China’s environmental governance efforts from an interdisciplinary perspective. Divided into five parts, the handbook covers the following key issues:

  • Part I: Development of Environmental Policy in China - Actors and Institutions
  • Part II: Key issues and Strategies for Solution
  • Part III: Policy Instruments and Enforcement
  • Part IV: Related Policy Fields – Conflicts and Synergies
  • Part V: China’s Environmental Policy in the International Context

This comprehensive handbook will be an invaluable resource to students and scholars of environmental policy and politics, development studies, Chinese studies, geography and international relations.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Development of China's Environmental Legislation Download PDF
Chapter  3:  China's Local Environmental Politics Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Evolving Tactics of China's Green Movement  Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Advocacy Coalitions of Green Economy and their Influence on Government Policy in China Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Three Red Lines and China's Water Resources Policy in the Twenty-First Century Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Air Pollution Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Climate Change Policy and Governance  Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Environmental Policy and Agriculture in China Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Conserving China's Biological Diversity Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Land Degradation and Land-Use Strategies in China's Northern Regions Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Balancing Environment, Health and Development Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Environmental Accidents and Risk Reduction in China Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Pollution Law Enforcement in China Download PDF
Chapter  15:  China's Policies on Greening Financial Institutions Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Orchestrated Environmental Migration in Western China Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Public Participation in Environmental Impact Assessment in China Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Access to Environmental Information in China Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Environment and Energy Policy Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Green Energy Innovation in China Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Low-Carbon Urban Development in China Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Municipal Solid Waste Management Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Dealing With Discarded E-Devices Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Environment and Trade Download PDF
Chapter  25:  China's Policy Frameworks for Sustainable Consumption and Production Systems Download PDF
Chapter  26:  China–EU Relations and Patterns of Interactions on Emission Trading  Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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