Tag Archives: ecology

Airpocalypse Now: China’s war against air pollution

After Beijing’s infamous ‘airpocalypse’, Premier Li Keqiang declared war on air pollution. Official data show surprising progress in the past year. But to sustain this progress the Chinese Government must embrace more systemic and market-orientated approaches, says Calvin Quek, head of the Sustainable Finance Programme…

Cleantech in China

IP Strategies for a Rapidly Expanding Market

China’s Green Building Sector

Although the concept of ‘green building’ has been in Europe for more than two decades, it only landed in China 10 years ago.

A clean sheet: environmental sustainability in the paper manufacturing industry

There is increasing pressure on China’s manufacturing industry to make concerted efforts to minimise their impact on the environment.

Water wise

EU-China collaboration for delivering better urban water infrastructure in China through integrated eco low carbon urban planning.

Emission impossible?

Besides laying out impressive economic reforms, last year’s Third Plenum Decision also underlined the importance of China’s environment and how the country’s ongoing economic development must not be to its detriment. While China’s economy was still growing in the double-digits, the damage this caused to…

air pollution

Goodbye Blue Sky

Air pollution is nothing new to people living in China, but the recent extreme conditions witnessed across the eastern provinces placed the issue under the scrutiny of international media

water pollution

Managing Water for More Desirable Cities

A decent sewer system is one of the most important infrastructure elements of a city without which civilised, healthy living and protection from flooding is just not possible.

Water

China’s Water Quality

The issue of water quality in China was highlighted in the media after the contamination of the water supply in Handan, Hebei province in January. It made headlines for two principle reasons