carbon footprint

China’s Economy Must Clean Up, Slow Down

At Foreign Affairs, Thomas N. Thompson challenges the view that severe pollution is a necessary price of China’s economic development: The dangers of China’s environmental degradation go well beyond the country’s borders,...

China’s Ragtag Shale Army Far from Revolution

China’s vast estimated shale gas reserves may hold the eventual promise of lower-carbon energy—at least compared with the country’s current diet of coal—and freedom from the need to secure oil supplies from the...

Cutting Emissions in Rural China

Professor Jiang Gaoming discusses how farmers in rural China could use straw to reduce China’s carbon footprint in his China Dialogue article: China’s population is mainly rural, and if that population realises its full...

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