China’s Environmental Challenges: Domestic and Global Implications – University of Copenhagen

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China’s Environmental Challenges: Domestic and Global Implications

This workshop discusses the domestic and global aspects of China's environmental challenges. It provides insights into individual perceptions, behaviors and realities in both rural and urban China, as well as addresses different policies and government actions. The scholars pay attention to how environmental issues are related to inequalities in society, and how individuals, communities and local governments work to raise awareness and change the situation. Two of the presentations deal with the global implications of China's pollution analyzing Japan's reactions and how Chinese investment in Ghana affect its environment. A documentary film will be screened that provides an overview to Chinese environmental activism.

  • Energy policy design and China’s local climate governance – energy efficiency and renewable energy policies in Hangzhou, Jørgen Delman, University of Copenhagen
  • Does Air Pollution Reinforce Social Inequality? Views from the Chinese Countryside, Mette Halskov Hansen, Oslo University
  • The Green Divide – Urban and Rural Perceptions on Environmental Risks, Stefan Brehm, Lund University
  • Engaging in Pro-environmental Behaviour in Urban China: Sense of Community and Missed Opportunities, Erin Kennedy, Lund University
  • From ‘Black Rain’ to ‘Black Snow’: Transboundary Pollution in East Asia, Paul O’Shea, Lund University
  • Contaminated Encounters: The Chinese Gold Rush in Ghana and Global Flows of Environmental DegradationNicholas Loubere, Lund University
  • Making Environmental Problems Visible: Engaging Chinese Audiences through Documentary Film, Marina Svensson, Lund University
  • Film screening: Waking the Green Tiger (80 minutes)

For the full programme please see here

To particiapte in this workshop please register with Marina Svensson by 16 February at the latest.