The aim of this page is to recognise, celebrate and encourage the self-empowerment of community agency networks (CANs) and community groups across China.

Honghe Hani Rice Terraces in Yunnan Province, China. Author: Jialiang Gao
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Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Climate action[edit | edit source]

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

Environment quality[edit | edit source]

Zhejiang Province: The Green Rural Revival Program improves rural environment
Authors: Hi China
Date: 2023-07-24
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Desertification is causing a crisis in China and neighboring countries. Desert storms from Central Asia are causing destruction across large parts of northern Asia. Every spring, dust from China's northern deserts is blown eastward, into Beijing and other cities, even as far as Korea. A blanket of particles coats buildings, cars, and people, and hospitals are inundated with patients suffering respiratory problems. The dust threatens to shut down the city, getting into machinery, closing airports, and damaging crops. It can carry pollution and even potentially infectious disease.

Overgrazing, deforestation, and drought combine to turn vulnerable arid lands to desert, with a loose topsoil easily transported by wind. The dunes are now around 250 km from Beijing.

The Green Great Wall of China is an attempt to reverse the desertification.

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia:Protected areas of China

Wetlands[edit | edit source]

Tingjiang National Wetland Park in SE China
Authors: New China TV
Date: 2021-04-11
Wetlands 3_Hangzhou
Authors: ChinaGreenVideos
Date: 2011-10-05

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

The Biggest, Baddest Bike-Share in the World: Hangzhou China
Authors: StreetfilmsVlog
Date: 2011-06-06

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

Social inclusion[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia:Poverty in China

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

Urban sustainability[edit | edit source]

About China[edit | edit source]

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.

See also[edit | edit source]

External links

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

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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