China's Three-Fold Environmental Degradation

“Environmental Degradation” in Critical Issues in Contemporary China, 2nd edition, edited by Czeslaw Tubilewicz, Routledge, 2017

15 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2016

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Fengshi Wu

University of New South Wales

Richard Edmonds

Independent

Date Written: April 2016

Abstract

Contemporary China is undergoing a three-fold environmental degradation: Firstly, common ecological stress for an overpopulated and fast developing underdeveloped society, such as land and water shortage, deforestation, and desertification; secondly, complex pollution problems due to the establishment of modern industrial sectors and the widespread of urbanization; and, lastly, various new environmental problems such as climate change, marine pollution and toxic waste treatment as a result of a gigantic and increasingly globalized national economy.

Suggested Citation

Wu, Fengshi and Edmonds, Richard, China's Three-Fold Environmental Degradation (April 2016). “Environmental Degradation” in Critical Issues in Contemporary China, 2nd edition, edited by Czeslaw Tubilewicz, Routledge, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2869168

Fengshi Wu (Contact Author)

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Richard Edmonds

Independent

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