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Green Transformation in China: Understanding China's Ecological Progress

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Author: Wang Yi; Zhang Jie; ;
Language: English
Page: 232
Publication Date: 08/2019
ISBN: 9787119120942
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About Author
王毅(Wang Yi), Ph.D.in ecology, member of the Specialist Committee on National Climate Change, mainly focuses on the research of public policies and development strategies in the field of sustainable development, including policies of ecological civilization, strategies for green transition development, climate change policy and low carbon planning. He was a researcher at the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and director of the Institute of Sustainable Development, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also the vice-chairman of China Ecological Civilization Research and Promotion Association, the vice-chair-man of the Chinese Association of Development Strategy Studies, the executive director of the Chinese Society for Sustainable Development and the executive director of the Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Ecological Civilization in China's Modernization
Gains and Losses: Achievements and Costs
Initiative to Change: In-Depth Cognition
On the Way: Ecological Progress in China

Chapter 2 Unremitting Pursuit of Blue Skies in China: An Overall Improvement in Ambient Air Quality
Past: Land of China Shrouded in Haze
Efforts: An All-Out War on Pollution
Achievements: The Return of Blue Skies

Chapter 3 Sustainable Protection of the Ecosystem: Reform of China's National Park System
Origin of Reform
Faltering Progress
Initiative to Breakthrough
Hard-Won Achievements
Unfinished Cause

Chapter 4 Develop and Strengthen Green Industries: Cultivating New Momentum for Green Growth
Building a Bridge Between Environment and Development
What is the"Green Industry"?
Policies Driving the Green Industry Development
Green Industry Supports Growth Momentum

Chapter 5 Actively Addressing Climate Change to Promote Low-Carbon Coordinated Development
Fact: As Global Warming is Getting Worse, Extreme Weather Breaks out Frequently
Influence: Climate Change Threatens Human Security and Social Stability
Response: China Responds Actively, Not Passively
Achievements: From a Passive Follower to a Key Shaper of the Global Order
New Era: New Opportunities and Future for Climate Management

Chapter 6 The Road and Belt Initiative: A World of Green and Prosperity
From "Going Global"to the Pursuit of Mutual Prosperity
Green "Belt and Road Initiative"
Measures Taken in Building a Green"Belt and Road"
A Path to a Green and Prosperous Common World

Chapter 7 Outlook to the Future: A Road to Beautiful China
Vision: Unchanged Dreams
In Pursuit of Beauty
In Pursuit of a Path

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Preface
  President Xi Jinping said, The world today is more connected than ever before. And China is open wider to the world than ever before. The relationship between China and the world is undergoing historic changes. China needs to learn more about the world, and the world needs to learn more about China.
  China is increasingly approaching the center of the international arena. In a world that is characterized by transformation and uncertainty, one in which the pattern of global powers is rapidly changing, increasing attention is directed to China. People are interested in the path the country has travelled and the direction it is heading to, and more importantly, they want to know what China can do for the world. All these may boil down to a seemingly simple question: How to understand China? This is a question that is too broad to be answered in just a few words.
  The history of a large nation is bound to have twists and turns. Some people in other countries are biased against China, largely because of misunderstandings. The purpose of this series is to clarify these misunderstandings.
  China in Focus is our response to questions asked by those who are interested in the country. These books offer a glimpse into the history and way of governance of the Communist Party of China, the great success of reform and opening up, the country's anti-corruption efforts, its role in global governance, the Belt and Road Initiative, the targeted poverty alleviation strategy, environmental protection policies and other aspects of the development pathway of the country. Among China-related topics, these are what people in other countries care about most. The information provided by these books can help readers better understand China.
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