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Workshop: Towards a Green China? Government Policies and Citizen Engagement
March 3, 2015 - 09:15-17:30
China is today facing many and increasingly severe environmental problems due to rapid growth and weak law enforcement. Beijing has for example in recent years become infamous for severe smog that causes much anxiety among citizens. Pollution is threatening both economic growth and human lives in the country. Showing the seriousness of the issue, the Chinese government declared a “war on pollution” last year, and outlined an array of targets, policies, and campaigns. During the past years we have also seen a growing environmental awareness among individual citizens, including protests targeting polluting factories.
The workshop will address both central policies and initiatives by local governments in cities such as Hangzhou, Shanghai and Tianjin. It will also discuss citizens’ environmental engagement and protests related to the environment. The workshop brings together scholars active in the Nordic Council sponsored Sino-Nordic Urban Governance for Sustainable Cities Network (Ugnet http://ugnet.utu.fi/) and other scholars working in the field.
The workshop is held at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University, room Alfa 1010, and is open to the public.
Detailed programme and more information here.
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 09:15 to 17:30
Location: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Scheelevägen 15, Room Alfa 1010, Lund, Sweden