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CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from CASwiki's China article and is for news and comment in that context.


China's Shenzhen city electrifies all 16,359 of its public buses, Dec 29 [1]


The three-degree world: cities that will be drowned by global warming, Nov 3 [2]

The new "ecological civilization" will be born in China, according to the best environmental lawyer, Sep 23 [3]

“China’s Sharing Economy: What Is Going On?” by @aprilrinne, Aug 20 [4]

China constructs first Forest City to fight air pollution, Jun 26 [5]

Solar power lights up the path to prosperity, Jun 12 [6]

China's capital is replacing tens of thousands of taxis with electric cars to fight pollution, Feb 27 [7]

Public Park Promotes Native Biodiversity in Hong Kong, Jan 29 [8]

China kept on smashing renewables records in 2016, Jan 6 [9]


In China, low-speed electric vehicles are driving high-speed urbanisation, Dec 16 [10]

Beyond the city, Hong Kong is recreating its lost woodlands, Sep 26 [11]

China's first home-made supercapacitor tram unveiled, Aug 4 [12]

Hong Kong’s rooftop farmers grow vegetables… and communities, Jun 19 [13]

China's plan to cut meat consumption by 50% cheered by climate campaigners, Jun 20 [14]

Ecological civilization makes gains in Tibet - Tibet's Nyingchi City has gained some success as an ecological civilization trail pilot in China, officials say, May 25 [15]

Hangzhou takes to two wheels in green transport revolution, Apr 13 [16]

China’s CO2 emissions likely fell 3% in 2015 — and that trend looks set to continue, January 19 [17]


How an environmental group is trying to clean up China’s pollution problem, December 7 [18]

Meet the woman leading China's new organic farming army, Nov 25 [19]

Beijing banned cars for 2 weeks and the sky turned perfectly blue. Guess what happened the next day? September 14 [20]

Biogas Upgrading Plant at China Agricultural University Fuels Natural Gas Vehicles, July 24 [21]

Revised Food Safety Law to go into effect later this year, April 25 [22] [23]

China coal use falls: CO2 reduction this year could equal UK total emissions over same period, May 14 [24]


China to limit carbon emissions for first time, climate adviser claims, June 3 [25]

China to remove six million vehicles that do not meet exhaust emission standards to improve air quality, May 27 [26]

China to triple solar power capacity to fight pollution, May 20 [27]

Beijing to plant trees over an area 200 times the size of Central Park but will it cut pollution? March 16 [28]

China's toxic air pollution resembles nuclear winter, say scientists, February 25 [29]

A Push for Sustainable Agriculture in China from the Top Down and Bottom Up, February 1 [30]

In China, ‘Once the Villages Are Gone, the Culture Is Gone’, February 1 [31]


China To Introduce Carbon Tax, February 20 [32]


China’s Per Capita Emissions Could Rival U.S.’s By 2017, [33] September 28

Major agricultural regions in China facing their worst drought in 60 years. [34] Oiwan Lam, February 18


China: CO2 emissions will peak at 2030, [35] August 20

China launches green power revolution to catch up on west, [36] June 10

Drop in CO2 in USA and power use in China - for now, [37] May 21

China: Worst Drought in 50 years, [38] February 9


China warns on emissions control, [39] October 29

Green features of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, [40] August 5

China wind-farm - Vast new wind farm in Eastern China will deliver energy direct to consumers without going through the Grid, [41] August 1

1.5 million Chinese children take part in painting competition on climate change, [42] May 8

China bans free plastic bags, [43] January 9


China unveils climate change plan, [44] June 4

China launches carbon trading initiatives. China has launched two new carbon trading initiatives to help develop its poorer regions and meet the UN Millennium Development Goals. [45] February 7

News sources[edit]


  1. @engadget
  2. The Guardian
  7. @mashable
  8. @archdaily
  9. @energydesk
  10. @ConversationUK
  11. @BBCEarth
  12. @ecobusinesscom
  14. The Guardian
  17. @energydesk
  18. PBS NewsHour
  24. Energydesk
  26. BBC News
  27. Blue and Green Tomorrow
  28. The Ecologist
  30. Food Tank
  35. Global Voices Online
  36. The Guardian
  37. Dot Earth blog
  38. Global Voices Online
  39. BBC news
  40. UNEP
  42. United Nations Environment Programme
  43. Wikinews:China bans free plastic bags
  44. BBC News
  45. SciDev.Net