China Environment and Development Review (Volume 1)

This book examines the relationship between China's environment and economy. The book discusses key environmental issues within an institutional framework and offers policy suggestions based on its analysis. It summarizes new theories and practices in the area of sustainable development against a background of the 'scientific concept of development.' It is argued that China has problems with its environment because of the lack of 'human-centered' development. The book covers the following topics: environmental protection and sustainable development * ecological protection and ecological construction programs * economic policy research relating to resources and the environment * public participation. The book's contributors, located throughout China, are associated with organizations such as the Center for Environment and Development, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the State Environment Protection Administration, as well as the School of Environment and Natural Resources, Renmin University of China. (Series: China in the Global Environment)