Event Title

The Global Environmental Challenge of China

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China’s rapid development has come at a staggering cost to the environment. More than 1.2 million Chinese die each year from exposure to air pollution, which at times has been so bad as to shut down economic activity in major Chinese cities. As the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, China now has more impact on the health of the planet than any other country, giving everyone a stake in efforts to combat Chinese pollution. This lecture will explore why the enactment of extensive bodies of environmental law has not been enough to turn the tide in China and the prospects for overcoming this immense challenge to the world’s environment.

About the Lecturer: Robert V. Percival Robert F. Stanton Professor of Law, Director Environmental Law Program University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Document Type

Event

Start Date

29-1-2014 12:00 PM

End Date

29-1-2014 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

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Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Air pollution in China, Greenhouse gases, Environmental law

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English

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Jan 29th, 12:00 PM Jan 29th, 1:15 PM

The Global Environmental Challenge of China

Fairhaven College Auditorium

China’s rapid development has come at a staggering cost to the environment. More than 1.2 million Chinese die each year from exposure to air pollution, which at times has been so bad as to shut down economic activity in major Chinese cities. As the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, China now has more impact on the health of the planet than any other country, giving everyone a stake in efforts to combat Chinese pollution. This lecture will explore why the enactment of extensive bodies of environmental law has not been enough to turn the tide in China and the prospects for overcoming this immense challenge to the world’s environment.

About the Lecturer: Robert V. Percival Robert F. Stanton Professor of Law, Director Environmental Law Program University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law