This book offers an in-depth review and unique insight into China's green economy. It is a collection of essays and papers presented by over 30 internationally regarded experts from China, Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia in a series of conferences on China's ecological development issues at the China-Europe Forum hosted by the Ecological Development Union International (EDUI) in 2010, and covers issues such as government policies, the challenges of water resources, renewable energy in the context of the 11th and 12th Five-Year Plans, and the sustainable development of the green economy.
An in-depth review and unique insight into China’s green economy
A collection of essays and papers presented by over 30 internationally regarded experts from China, Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia in a series of conferences on China’s ecological development issues at the China-Europe Forum hosted by the Ecological Development Union International (EDUI) in 2010
Covers issues such as government policies, the challenges of water resources, renewable energy in the context of the 11th and 12th Five-Year Plans, and the sustainable development of the green economy
Compares China’s green economy with those of other countries
"This volume is among the first collections of essays about the “green economy” in China in which Chinese authors offer a perspective from the inside to complement non-Chinese views on the development and potentials of low-carbon, energy efficient development. It is a collection of overall high quality that fills out a gap in the academic and practical discussion about China…
There are many positive aspects about this volume. For one, it offers different perspectives on the green economy in China. Instead of subscribing to the normativity with which outsiders tend to discuss China’s issues, this volume opens the discourse to Chinese authors who offer a unique possibility to an English-reading audience to be confronted with the discourse in China. Second, the structure of the book makes it possible to analyze some industries or themes in-depth. Instead of letting the discussion remain on the surface, the dedicated parts (industry, renewables, water resources) contain articles with precise scope and lots of good data. Third, this volume separates factual analysis from the highly normative discourse on green economy. Once again due to its exemplary structure, normative arguments are reduced to the essays in the first and seventh parts…
Overall, this is a highly recommendable publication on the green economy in China which provides a good overview over the most important industries, the government policies, as well as the potential for further development. Its unique feature is the well assembled group of authors in which Chinese contributors provide original insights with China-specific knowledge."
--by Henrique Schneider, Chief Economist, Swiss Federation of Small and Medium Enterprises
About the Authors
Mannie Liu, Ph.D. in Applied Economics (Cornell), a Professor and Ph.D. adviser at the School of Finance, Renmin University of China; Financial Adviser to Beijing Municipal Government; Director at Boston China VC Research Center and the Private Equity Research Center at the Renmin University of China. She has written books including The Concept of Venture Capital, China Venture Capital Yearbook 2002, Venture Capital and the Second Board Market, etc.
Dr David Ness is a Research Affiliate, Australian Centre for Asian Business, and consults to the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific on "green growth" and sustainable infrastructure in developing countries. In addition, David heads "Ecological Development Union International", and he is Vice Dean Of Institute for Ecological Development International.
Huang Haifeng obtained his doctorate at Humboldt University of Berlin. He is the Professor and the director of the Center for Green Economy, Peking University HSBC Business School, as Asian Chairman in the Ecological Development Union International, and as supervisor of the China’s Ministry of Land and Resources.