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A Critical Assessment of Environmental Degeneration and Climate Change: A Multidimensional (Political, Economic, Security) Challenge for China’s Future Economic Development and its Global Reputation1

A Critical Assessment of Environmental Degeneration and Climate Change: A Multidimensional (Political, Economic, Security) Challenge for China’s Future Economic Development and its Global Reputation1
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Author(s): Christian Ploberger (University of Birmingham, UK)
Copyright: 2011
Pages: 20
Source title: Green Finance and Sustainability: Environmentally-Aware Business Models and Technologies
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Zongwei Luo (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-531-5.ch025

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Abstract

China and its population are confronted with fundamental environmental challenges, as both environmental degeneration and the impact of climate change exhibit critical political, economic, and social implications for their future development. Among the various environmental challenges China faces, this chapter identifies pollution issues, soil erosion, acid rain, and sea-level rise. This variety of environmental issues increases the underling complexity of how best to address these challenges, especially as China’s growth strategy has the potential to exacerbate the negative impact on the environment further. Hence the question which development strategy China will follow–a ‘growth first and clean up later’ or ‘cleaning up while growing’–carries serious implications not only for the environmental situation in China itself, but for the international community as well. It is crucial to recognize that China’s multidimensional environmental challenges also carry critical implications for China’s international reputation.

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