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Title Environmental protection policy and experience in the U.S. and China's western regions / edited by Sujian Guo, Joel J. Kassiola and Zhang Jijiao
Published Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, [2010]
©2010
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Description 1 online resource (196 pages) : color illustrations
Series Challenges facing Chinese political development
Challenges facing Chinese political development.
Contents American agricultural conservation as a national policy : lessons for China's Great West development -- Grassroots environmental management in the western United States : can it be a model for success for Western China? / Barbara A. Holzman and Qian Guo -- Values conflict in American environmental federalism, with implications for China / Sheldon Gen -- Urban growth control and farmland preservation in west China / Xiao Hang Liu -- Archaeological site management as environmental policy in the United States and China : implications for estern expansion in China / Gary W. Pahl -- Environmental consciousness change : a comparative study of the United States and China (1950-2008) / Qiu Zhong and Guoqing Shi -- Urgan environmental protection policies and their effects in China / Li Yujun -- Ecological and environmental migration in China : policy and practice / Guoqing Shi and Jian Zhou -- "Cities besieged by garbage" and countermeasures for environmental protection in western cities : a case study of solid waste classification in Kunming / Zhang Jijao [and others] -- Ecological migration practices and the placement of migrants and its impact on poverty alleviation and development : a case study of the Huanjiang Maonan Autonomous County Guangxi / Fang Sumei
Summary China is a multiethnic country with vast territory, a land of diverse ecosystems. With the drive for industrialization in China and the implementation of 'western grand development' strategy in western regions, both governments and people face great challenges in environmental protection and sustainable use of biodiversity resources as a result of growing interaction between human activities and natural environment. To meet the challenges, governments in these regions need to adopt a series of important policy measures, not only to reduce industrial emissions, but also to return farmland to forests and pasture to grasslands and to implement measures of ecological migration to reduce human activities in ecological conservation areas. In this regard, China must not only learn profound lessons from industrialized countries but also search for international cooperation. The United States provides some good comparative case studies on the environmental protection, grassroots environmental management, and conservation policies in western regions This book attempts to address key questions about Chinese and U.S. environmental policies by looking at historical development of environmental protection and current environmental policy in the western regions of the two countries
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Environmental policy -- China.
Environmental policy -- United States.
Environmental protection -- China.
Environmental protection -- United States.
China -- Environmental conditions.
China -- Politics and government.
United States -- Environmental conditions.
United States -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form Kongress
Form Electronic book
Author Guo, Sujian, 1957-
Kassiola, Joel Jay, 1945-
Zhang, Jijiao.
LC no. 2010009318
ISBN 1283614561
1461633389 (electronic bk.)
9781283614566
9781461633389 (electronic bk.)