This first OECD review of China's environmental situation and policies systematically examines the physical and institutional context for environmental policy as well as specific issues including air, water, waste, and biodiversity; explores the environment-economic and environmental-social policy interfaces; reviews China's international engagement on environmental issues; and makes a series of recommendations.
This book has been selected as Notable Government Document for 2007 by the Government Documents Roundtable of the American Library Association.
Table of contents:
1. Conclusions and Recommendations -1. Environmental Management --Implementing Policies More Effectively and Efficiently --Air --Water --Waste --Nature -2. Towards "Harmonious Society"and Environmentally Sustainable Development --Integration of Environmental Concerns in Economic Decisions --Integration of Environmental and Social Decisions 3. International Co-operation PART I. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 2. The Context -1. Physical Context -2. Economic Context --GDP and Related Indicators --Structure of the Chinese Economy --Trade and FDI -3. Social Context -4. Institutional Context --National Institutions --Territorial Institutions --Environmental Framework --Environmental Institutions -Selected Sources 3. Air Management -Recommendations -Conclusions -1. Policy Objectives -2. Ambient Air Quality and Emissions -3. Air Quality Management -4. Integrating Air Management Objectives into Energy Policy -5. Integrating Air Management Objectives into Transport Policy -Selected Sources 4. Water Management -Recommendations -Conclusions -1. Policy Objectives -2. Water Quality Management -3. Water Resource Management -Selected Sources 5. Waste Management -Recommendations -Conclusions -1. Waste Management Framework -2. Waste Management Performance -Selected Sources 6. Nature and Biodiversity -Recommendations -Conclusions -1. Policy Objectives -2. Species Protection and Recovery -3. Habitats and Protected Areas -4. Integrating Biodiversity Concerns into the Forestry Sector -5. International Co-operation -Selected Sources PART II. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 7. Environmental-Economic Integration -Recommendations -Conclusions -1. Towards Sustainable Development -2. Environmental Policy Implementation -Selected Sources 8. Environmental-Social Interface -Recommendations -Conclusions -1. Social Disparities and the Environment -2. Health and the Environment -3. Environmental Democracy -Selected Sources PART III. INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION 9. International Co-operation -Recommendations -Conclusions -1. Policy Objectives, Institutions, and Mechanisms -2. Regional Issues -3. Global Marine Issues -4. Global Issues: Stratospheric Ozone Depletion -5. Global Issues: Climate Change -6. Global Issues: Trade and Investment -7. Environment and Development -Selected Sources References