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China as a new shaper of international development: the environmental implications

Urban, Frauke; Mohan, Giles and Cook, Sarah (2013). China as a new shaper of international development: the environmental implications. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 15(2) pp. 257–263.

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The emergence of China as a global player challenges the pre-existing dominance of the OECD countries and will continue to be a crucial force for global change in coming decades. The implications of China’s rise will be most significant for low- and middle-income countries, but the outcomes will also affect China’s relations with traditional donors and the understanding of the process of development. While these issues are increasingly explored at the political and economic level, very little analysis is available for the environmental impacts that China has on low- and middle-income countries. It is well understood that China plays a major role in relation to climate change, energy use and natural resource use at the global level; however, the perspective of China’s environmental impacts on low- and middle-income countries is underexplored. This Special Issue, therefore, elaborates the rise of China from the environmental perspective and assesses the impacts of China’s rise on low- and middle-income countries for international research, policy and practice in the field of environment and development. The findings draw on insights relevant for energy, water, forestry and land issues in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
ISSN: 1573-2975
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
China as ‘shaper’ of global development: Competitor, partner, model or threat?RES-075-25-0019ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
Keywords: China; environment; development; global player; developing countries
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Development
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 35602
Depositing User: Giles Mohan
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2012 11:00
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 11:20
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