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China Environment and Development Review:China’s Environment and Development in the Era of Globaliza

Editor: Zhang Xiao

ISBN: 978-1-84464-454-4

Ebook ISBN:978-1-84464-455-1

Paperback-478 pages

Nov 30,2015


£80 €100 $130



This book focuses on climate change and China, as well as international trade and China’s environmental issues. It investigates the impact of globalization on sustainable development. As a new public issue, climate change has placed the whole world in two dilemmas, commercial rationality dominating our world cannot resolve such dilemmas, therefore greater wisdom is desperately needed, e.g. establishing new civilized norms and value system. The relationship between trade and poverty is discussed, and further effects of globalization on worldwide both environment and natural resource usage are analyzed by those quantitative analysis methods.

The consequence of globalization is not only economic and income growth in some countries, but also ecological and social imbalance between countries (e.g. poverty). High lighting the fragility of the ecological environment and needy groups. How to understand and address the impacts of trade on China’s resource consumption and environment? Is the he questions that this book intends to answer. (1) There was never a book in English on China’s environment and development under globalization background; (2) The book is exclusively concerned with the social imbalance (e.g. poverty) in consequence of globalization; (3) More quantitative analysis methods are employed and more international comparisons are used in the book.



General Discussion How Globalization Challenges Sustainable Development? A Perspective of Ecological Environment and Poverty

Part I: On Globalization Rethinking Globalization: Government and Market during China’s Economic Development

Part II: Climate Change and China A New Public Issue Calls for Greater Wisdom: Why Mankind Cannot Cooperate to Forestall Climate Change

What Low-carbon Economy Means to China’s Sustainable Development: Advantages and Disadvantages

China’s Low-carbon Economy: One Solution to Both Climate Change and Air Pollution

Recent Developments of International Negotiations on Climate Change and China’s Challenges of Implementing Low-carbon Economy

International Transfer of Low-carbon Technologies Based on Trade: An Effectiveness Assessment and Implications for the Post-Copenhagen Era

Preliminary Estimate of China’s Greenhouse Gas Emission and Review on Relevant Scenarios

Our Position on Climate Change: Defend and Cherish China’s Rights of Development

Part III: Globalization and China’s Environment and Development Reflections on China’s Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction

Comparing G20’s Eco-efficiency: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach

Part IV: Trade and China’s Sustainable Development Impact of International Trade on China’s Energy Consumption and SO2 Emission: 1987-2006

Trade Liberalization and China’s Sustainable Development: A Dynamic CGE Model

China’s Forest Products Trade and Its Impact on Global Environment

Virtual Water Embodied in Trade of China: Estimation and Implications



Dr. Xiao ZHANG, Director of Center for Environment & Development, Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Quantitative & Technical Economics, Professor at Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Keio University, Japan. Her research has focused on Environmental Economics, Economic Analysis on Sustainable Development and Consumption, Water Resource Economic, Environmental Regulation.

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