China’s Air Pollution Problems
In January 2014, NBR published a two-part interview with Daniel K. Gardner (Smith College) titled “China’s Off-the-Chart Air Pollution and Why It Matters (And Not Only to the Chinese).” The interview touched on a number of issues related not just to pollution and environmental quality in general but also to trade, technology, and quality of life in China, other parts of East Asia, and even the United States.
For this roundtable, NBR asked several who work on China and its environmental problems to comment further on the issues raised by Professor Gardner. Participants in this roundtable include Stevan Harrell (University of Washington), Isabel Hilton (chinadialogue.net), and Bryan Tilt (Oregon State University).
Download all three essays in PDF format or access them online below.
1. China’s International Air Pollution: Is the United States Part of the Problem?
2. Addressing the Gap between Rhetoric and Reality in China’s Air Pollution Control:
Why Civil Society Is Essential
3. Hydropower as an Alternative Energy Source in China: Costs and Benefits
This roundtable was organized by Claire Topal, Senior Advisor for International Health at NBR, for the Center for Health and Aging.