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China is the most populous nation on Earth. It covers a massive land area There is both great poverty and great wealth there. It is a nominally communist nation - largely free market in practice, but access to information is restricted and government regulation is extensive in many areas, notably the one child policy for reducing population growth.

China is investing large amounts in sustainable technologies such as solar energy, as well as low-carbon technologies such as carbon capture and storage. However, it continues to build large numbers of coal-fired power plants.

Sustainability initiatives[edit]

Initiatives by topic[edit]


Wikipedia: Biodiversity in China - Wildlife of China

Climate action[edit]

Wikipedia: Climate change in China - China Carbon Forum

Community and voluntary action[edit]

Wikipedia: List of charities in China - List of NGOs in China

Community energy[edit]

Wikipedia: Renewable energy in the People's Republic of China, Wind power in China, Solar power in China

Cycling activism[edit]

Citizens data initiative: China has the greatest number of bike share systems for a single country (237 in total) (September 2015) [1]

Environment quality[edit]

Desertification in China

Wikipedia: China Pollution Map Database, Electronic waste in China, Water resources of the People's Republic of China, Water supply and sanitation in the People's Republic of China

Food activism[edit]

Urban agriculture in Beijing, China

Urban agriculture in Shenzhen, China

chinese language websites for city farmers, from City Farmer News

Solar cooking resources in China

Open spaces[edit]

Wikipedia:Protected areas of China

Social inclusion[edit]

Wikipedia:Poverty in China

Sustainable transport activism[edit]

Wikipedia: Rapid transit in the People's Republic of China, Waterways in China

Urban sustainability[edit]

Wikipedia: Urbanization in China, Sustainable city article lists five examples in China

News and comment[edit]

See separate article: China news



Regular events: China Green Drinks, listings for 7 cities

Community resources[edit]

Chaihuo Maker Space, Shenzhen

New workshop - XinCheJian, Hackerspace in Shanghai


commons:Atlas of the People's Republic of China - China pollution map


more video: China Green, multimedia enterprise, documenting China’s environmental issues

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: China, Environmental issues in China, Transport in China,

Hong Kong: Conservation in Hong Kong, Ecology of Hong Kong, Nature centres in Hong Kong, Transport in Hong Kong, Water supply and sanitation in Hong Kong

External links[edit]

via List of Ashden Award winners, winners in China from 2006 - 2008

wikipedia:List of Ashden Award winners, winner from USA/China in 2009



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  1. Sustainable Cities Collective