GEC founder member the International Institute of Environment and Development has published a new report, titled “China's path to a green economy: decoding China’s green economy concepts and policies” (link). Joint authored by IIED’s Xiaoxue Weng, and Dr. Zhanfeng Dong, Qiong Wu and Ying Qinvthe of the Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning (CAEP), the report aims to serve as an introductory guide to China’s thinking on green economy and reveal the context behind current policy choices.
The authors trace the evolution of China’s green economy polices back through its recent world leading green investment policies all the way to its initial ‘opening up’ in the 1970s. This policy journey was itself motived by the evolution of China’s attitude to green economy from narrow, ‘end of pipe’ environmental protection all the way to the ‘ecological civilisation’ aspiration of the present.
For further details on green economy please see the full paper, or others in IIED's green economy series.
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