24. Nov 2022 / 38 min

Towards a Green China

A conversation with Bjorn Leif Brauteseth, Gørild Heggelund and Yong Zhou. Hosted by Arve Hansen.

What does the concept of ecological civilisation mean in practice? And how can we understand the relationship between grand visions, legal systems, green politics and development processes on the ground in contemporary China?

In this episode we focus on China’s environmental ambitions and its increasingly central role in efforts towards global sustainability, as well as the importance placed upon sustainable development by the Chinese Communist Party, and by Xi Jinping himself.

To unpack these issues and discuss the potentials of a greener China, Arve Hansen is joined by some of Norway’s leading experts on Chinese environmental politics and practice, Gørild Heggelund, Yong Zhou and Bjorn Leif Brauteseth.

  • Bjorn Leif Brauteseth is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo.
  • Gørild Heggelund is Research Professor at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute.
  • Yong Zhou is a postdoctoral Fellow at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo.
  • Arve Hansen is a researcher at the Centre for Development and the Environment at the University of Oslo and one of the leaders of the Norwegian Network for Asian Studies.

The Nordic Asia Podcast is a collaboration sharing expertise on Asia across the Nordic region, brought to you by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) based at the University of Copenhagen, along with our academic partners: the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Turku, and Asianettverket at the University of Oslo.

We aim to produce timely, topical and well-edited discussions of new research and developments about Asia.

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