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Building a Greener China

Building a Greener China

Duncan Levesley outlines the new Eco-Cities and Green Building Roadmap and how the UK can help China shape a greener future.Over the last thirty years, hundreds of millions of people have moved from the Chinese countryside into cities. This migratory trend is set to continue, with some projections suggesting a further 300 million will become urban citizens by 2035.At some point this year the number of urban Chinese will overtake rural residents for the first time in China’s history. The latest census shows that 49.7 per cent of China’s 1.34 billion people now live in cities, up from 36 per cent just ten years ago. Cities have had to expand at breakneck speed to accommodate rapidly growing populations. This has sparked a demand for property which has led to mass building programmes, as well as existing buildings being upgraded to cope with more people.

From the Market: Environmental

From the Market: Environmental

CBBC has just delivered a talk on the balance of China’s growth and the environmental impact to an international group of universities by video link from Leeds University.   Environmental issues have been significantly under-emphasised during China's economic boom and only in recent years have the risks and consequences of this been understood...

Green Biothene

As businesses in China wake up to the importance of environmentally sustainable packaging, one UK firm is celebrating its first export orders of a pioneering new degradable polythene additive. CFN Packaging has sold to China two consignments of Biothene®, anew product developed to tackle the problem of discarded bags and packaging.The latest order was taken at the China International Degradable Plastics and Decomposition Materials Exhibition in Shanghai last week.

From the Market: Engineering/ Environmental

From the Market: Engineering/ Environmental

Earlier this year the focus of “Maglev” high speed train implementation moved from Shanghai to Chengdu.  This technology, which reduces running friction through the use of magnetism to lift the train from the track, had already produced the world’s fastest train in Shanghai...

CBBC and UKTI Eco-cities Report

CBBC and UKTI Eco-cities Report

CBBC and UKTI release the Eco-cities & Green Building Roadmap Report

China’s Low- Carbon Energy Plan to Cap Energy Use

China’s Low- Carbon Energy Plan to Cap Energy Use

Latest reports indicate that Chinese officials have agreed to a cap on energy consumption levels and will release a comprehensive low-carbon plan later this year. The Government’s latest Five Year Plan (2011-2015) placed great emphasis on sustainable growth and using the fight against climate change to make the Chinese economy more efficient...

China's Need to Go Green and the Opportunities for British Business: Green Building

China's Need to Go Green and the Opportunities for British Business: Green Building

China’s commitment to reducing its environmental impact means its green industry is thriving, and there are great opportunities for British companies to bring their expertise.China’s 12th Five Year Plan contained great commitment to reducing CO2 emissions and energy consumption levels...

Environmental Concerns and China's Chemical Plants

Environmental Concerns and China's Chemical Plants

The Ministry of Environmental protection has announced that it will limit the construction of chemical plants and will launch a nation wide inspection of chemical producers.The move comes in an effort to tackle the country’s worsening chemical pollution and will tighten penalties and fines for factory owners who break the law in the wake of several pollution incidents earlier this year...

Big Interview: Luxury Leaders

Big Interview: Luxury Leaders

Humphrey Keenlyside talks to Greg Dogan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, about how its early entry into the China market has led to continuing success

Could Tianjin's Experimental Eco City Change China's Urban Centres?

Could Tianjin's Experimental Eco City Change China's Urban Centres?

As the most pollutant country in the world, China must find ways to reduce its environmental impact. Could an experimental eco city in Tianjin be the answer?

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