Recalibrating China's environmental policy: The next 10 years
Grumbine, R. Edward1; Xu, Jianchu2,3
Corresponding AuthorGrumbine,RE (reprint author),Chinese Acad Sci,Kunming Inst Bot,Key Lab Biodivers & Biogeog,Kunming 650201,Peoples R China. ; ;
AbstractJust after its once-a-decade leadership transition, China faces the cumulative consequences of the 30-year drive to grow its economy with scant attention paid to mounting ecological and social costs. A survey of six main stressors in China - ecosystem degradation, food security, energy, water, urbanization and climate change - reveals that domestic environmental policies are inadequate and need to be reformed. China's ecosystems remain subject to widespread degradation and food insecurity is increasing. There are growing conflicts over water quality and quantity, and energy demand is rising rapidly. Urbanization is set to power future growth in China, yet sustainable urban planning cannot proceed without fundamental environmental and social policy reforms. Climate change is already negatively impacting China and is projected to grow in strength. China's new leaders must act soon to recalibrate environmental policies across all these sectors. In addition, they must address the lack of interdisciplinary problem-framing and gaps between central government policy and local level implementation. While many sectoral solutions are already in progress, over the next decade and beyond, institutional reform across the country's social-ecological systems will be key to solving China's environmental problems. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
KeywordAdaptive Capacity China Environmental Policy Ecosystem Degradation Food Security Urbanization
Indexed BySCI ; SSCI
WOS Research AreaBiodiversity & Conservation ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectBiodiversity Conservation ; Ecology ; Environmental Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000328523900031
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Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Key Lab Biodivers & Biogeog, Kunming 650201, Peoples R China
2.World Agroforestry Ctr, East Asia Off, Kunming 650201, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Kunming 650201, Peoples R China
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Grumbine, R. Edward,Xu, Jianchu. Recalibrating China's environmental policy: The next 10 years[J]. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION,2013,166:287-292.
APA Grumbine, R. Edward,&Xu, Jianchu.(2013).Recalibrating China's environmental policy: The next 10 years.BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION,166,287-292.
MLA Grumbine, R. Edward,et al."Recalibrating China's environmental policy: The next 10 years".BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 166(2013):287-292.
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