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xx, 236 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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1 online resource (544 pages) : illustrations, tables.
Book
lxiii, 851 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
  • Introduction.- Provinces.- Cities.- Public Opinions.- Professors' Forum: Proposals for Green Development.- Appendices.- Writers by Chapter.- Postscript.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642541773 20160616
The report was launched during China's Twelfth Five-year Period (2011-2015). After revising the measurement system of the Green Development Index 2011, the report measures the green development level of 30 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions as well as 38 large and medium-sized cities in China. A Public Satisfaction Survey of the Urban Residents is first introduced into the report. Both the province and the city Green Development Index systems consist of three parts, the green degree of economic growth, the carrying potential of natural resources and environment, and the support degree of government policies. The three parts reflect the production and resource usage efficiency, the situation of environment and resources protection and pollutants emission, and government's related investment and management respectively. The China Green Development Index Report 2012 has the comprehensive evaluation of the green economy development in China and its importance to China's rational development and switch in economic development model.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642541773 20160616
Green Library
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7, 9, 238 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
East Asia Library
Book
xii, 370 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
East Asia Library
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1 v. (various pagings) ; 29 cm.
East Asia Library
Book
xxxiii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Peter Nolan 1. Making a Choice Under Pressure 2. Detrimental Effects of Redundancy 3. Breakdown of Natural Resources 4. The Economy of Waste 5. Humans and Entropy 6. Making a Fresh Start 7. Engel's Law 8. The Principle of Equivalence 9. Overcoming Barriers 10. A Blueprint for Reconstruction 11. Desperate Measures are Called for Afterword - Interviews with Deng Yingtao in Hospital in the Last Year of his Life.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415610926 20160616
The need for China to find a new, environmentally sustainable development path is accepted widely among Chinese scholars and policy makers. This book makes available for the first time to an English-speaking audience Deng Yingtao's ground-breaking book New Development Model and China's Future. Published in 1991, the book was far ahead of its time. Deng subjects the development model of the high income countries to rigorous analysis and explores the environmental implications of China following this model. His clear conclusion is that the carrying capacity of the physical environment and nature is limited, that economic and social development should not exceed the carrying capacity of resources, and that China should not adopt the western development path. Based on insights from economics, engineering and human psychology, the book analyses the environmental impact of the current western development model, demonstrates the catastrophic impact this would have in terms of China's own development and in terms of China's relationship with the world, and argues that China's rich intellectual and scientific tradition will allow Chinese people to play a central role in finding the solution to the profound environmental and development challenges the world currently faces.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415610926 20160616
Green Library
Journal/Periodical
v. : ill. ; 26 cm.
East Asia Library
Book
xxviii, 264 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Green Library
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4, 5, 254 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
East Asia Library
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xvi, 192 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • List of Figures List of Tables Preface 1. Environmental Values, Civil Society, and Sustainability in Post-Reform China 2. The Development Imperative 3. Saying Farewell to Communal Capital 4. The Environmental Costs of Progress 5. Pollution, Perceptions, and Environmental Values 6. Civil Society and the Politics of Pollution Enforcement 7. Struggling for Sustainability 8. Conclusion: On Contradictions Appendix: List of Chinese Characters Works Cited.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231150019 20160528
Bryan Tilt follows the dramatic economic transition and environmental degradation of contemporary rural China. Though it is believed that China's economy will become the largest in the world within the next twenty years, industrial pollution threatens both the health of China's citizens and the natural resources on which their economy depends. By conducting an in-depth, ethnographic study of a rural Chinese township, Tilt examines the impact of pollution on the lives and livelihoods of the township residents. Tilt's township is an industrial community located in the populous southwestern province of Sichuan. Three local factories& mdash; a zinc smelter; acoking plant; and acoal-washing plant& mdash; produce air and water pollution that far exceeds the standards set by China's Ministry of Environmental Protection and the World Health Organization. Interviewing state and company officials, factory workers, farmers, and scientists, Tilt explains how residents cope with this pollution and how they view its effects on health and the growth of their economy. He strikes at the heart of the environmental values of the rural Chinese, exploring the intersection between civil society and environmental policy, and he weighs the tradeoffs between environmental protection and economic growth. Tilt ultimately finds that residents are concerned about pollution, and he explores the various strategies they use to fight it. His study helps environmental scientists, social scientists, and other scholars and activists understand the complexities of sustainable development in a nation that is rapidly reinventing itself and changing the global economy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231520805 20160527
Though China's economy is projected to become the world's largest within the next twenty years, industrial pollution threatens both the health of the country's citizens and the natural resources on which their economy depends. Capturing the consequences of this reality, Bryan Tilt conducts an in-depth, ethnographic study of Futian Township, a rural community reeling from pollution. The industrial township is located in the populous southwestern province of Sichuan. Three local factories-a zinc smelter, a coking plant, and a coal-washing plant-produce air and water pollution that far exceeds the standards set by the World Health Organization and China's Ministry of Environmental Protection. Interviewing state and company officials, factory workers, farmers, and scientists, Tilt shows how residents cope with this pollution and how they view its effects on health and economic growth. Striking at the heart of the community's environmental values, he explores the intersection between civil society and environmental policy, weighing the tradeoffs between protection and economic growth. Tilt ultimately finds that the residents are quite concerned about pollution, and he investigates the various strategies they use to fight it. His study unravels the complexity of sustainable development within a rapidly changing nation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231150019 20160528
Green Library
Book
iv, 3, 646 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
East Asia Library
Book
iv, 3, 646 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
East Asia Library
Book
ix, 300 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • PrefaceIntroductionPart I. Getting to 30 g/m3Introduction to Part One1. PM2.5 Data, Reduction Model, and Policy Package2. Environmental Actions: Necessary but Insufficient3. Structural Adjustment: The What and the How4. Enabling Change: Incentives Needed5. The Cleanup and Economic GrowthPart II. Cases Studies and Green Finance6. Case Study: Shanghai7. Case Study: Beijing8. How to Deal with Coal9. Making Green Finance Work in ChinaNotesIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231174947 20170123
Suffocating smog regularly envelops Chinese metropolises from Beijing to Shanghai, clouding the future prospect of China's growth sustainability. Air pollutants do not discriminate between the rich and the poor, the politician and the "average Joe." They put everyone's health and economic prosperity at risk, creating future costs that are difficult to calculate. Yet many people, including some in China, are concerned that addressing environmental challenges will jeopardize economic growth. In The Economics of Air Pollution in China, leading Chinese economist Ma Jun makes the case that the trade-off between growth and environment is not inevitable. In his ambitious proposal to tackle severe air pollution and drastically reduce the level of so-called PM 2.5 particles-microscopic pollutants that lodge deeply in lungs-Ma Jun argues that in targeting pollution, China has a real opportunity to undertake significant structural economic reforms that would support long-term growth. Rooted in rigorous analyses and evidence-based projections, Ma Jun's "big bang" proposal aims to mitigate pollution and facilitate a transition to a greener and more sustainable growth model.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231174947 20170123
Green Library
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271 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Acknowledgments ix Chapter One: Introduction 1 Part I: A Geographic Overview of Urban Pollution Production in China Chapter Two: Made in China 21 Chapter Three: The Migration to Cities 50 Chapter Four: The Causes and Consequences of Chinese Suburbanization 76 Chapter Five: Private Vehicle Demand in Urban China 108 Part II: The Rising Demand for Green Cities Chapter Six: The Rising Demand for Blue Skies and Urban Risk Reduction 135 Chapter Seven: Recent Empirical Evidence on the Demand for Lower Pollution Levels 147 Part III: Promoting Environmental Accountability in a One-Party State Chapter Eight: The Central Government's Increased Desire to Promote Environmental Sustainability 159 Chapter Nine: Will Local Governments Create Green Cities? 186 Chapter Ten: Conclusion 212 Appendix 1 233 Appendix 2 235 Notes 237 Index 263.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691169361 20160704
Over the last thirty years, even as China's economy has grown by leaps and bounds, the environmental quality of its urban centers has precipitously declined due to heavy industrial output and coal consumption. The country is currently the world's largest greenhouse-gas emitter and several of the most polluted cities in the world are in China. Yet, millions of people continue moving to its cities seeking opportunities. Blue Skies over Beijing investigates the ways that China's urban development impacts local and global environmental challenges. Focusing on day-to-day choices made by the nation's citizens, families, and government, Matthew Kahn and Siqi Zheng examine how Chinese urbanites are increasingly demanding cleaner living conditions and consider where China might be headed in terms of sustainable urban growth. Kahn and Zheng delve into life in China's cities from the personal perspectives of the rich, middle class, and poor, and how they cope with the stresses of pollution. Urban parents in China have a strong desire to protect their children from environmental risk, and calls for a better quality of life from the rising middle class places pressure on government officials to support greener policies. Using the historical evolution of American cities as a comparison, the authors predict that as China's economy moves away from heavy manufacturing toward cleaner sectors, many of China's cities should experience environmental progress in upcoming decades. Looking at pressing economic and environmental issues in urban China, Blue Skies over Beijing shows that a cleaner China will mean more social stability for the nation and the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691169361 20160704
Green Library
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viii, 154 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
East Asia Library
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526 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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3, 308 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
East Asia Library
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6, 16, 7, 367 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
East Asia Library
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2, 2, 300 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
East Asia Library

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