International trade

Environmental Economics

It is imported from countries such as China, Indonesia, Venezuela and Mexico. A textbook example: Crabs from the sounds and intracoastal waterway are North Carolina’s largest seafood industry with an overall value last year of $22.8 million. That’s a third of the state’s entire commercial seafood catch of $73 million of fish and shellfish in 2012. In the mid-1990s, Mattamuskeet was one of about 45 crab processors in the state. Now there are 10. Imported crabmeat.

Exclusive: Humane Society International On the Dog Meat Trade In China

Eccorazzi

Read More The post Exclusive: Humane Society International On the Dog Meat Trade In China appeared first on Ecorazzi. You might remember the huge global outcry against the Yulin Dog Meat Festival this past June.

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China’s Business Leaders Are Stepping Up to Address Global Conservation Challenges

Conservancy Talk

China’s economic growth over the last few decades has been extraordinary. China’s economic success is a very positive development in many respects of course. Fortunately, China is now benefiting from new and important philanthropic initiatives.

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China’s Commitment to Cleaner Air

Sierra Club Compass

Just how serious is China about reducing its consumption of coal? China’s environmental minister recently announced that the government is quite serious about tackling its massive environmental problems by committing 1.7 million premature deaths in China. Coal International

China’s Pollution Problems Continue

Sustainability Ninja

Days of heavy smog enveloping much of Northern China has pollution at more than 20 times what is considered safe levels today, despite China’s government promising it’s citizen a better plan to combat environmental issues. For years, China has been plagued by heavy air pollution as a result of excessive use of coal to generate electricity to power their booming economy in additional to seeing a large increase to the amount of cars on the road. & Industry China pollution

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China’s Pollution Problems Continue

Sustainability Ninja

Days of heavy smog enveloping much of Northern China has pollution at more than 20 times what is considered safe levels today, despite China’s government promising it’s citizen a better plan to combat environmental issues. For years, China has been plagued by heavy air pollution as a result of excessive use of coal to generate electricity to power their booming economy in additional to seeing a large increase to the amount of cars on the road.

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How Nature Can Improve China’s Water Quality

Conservancy Talk

Air quality is often top of mind in conversations about China’s pollution challenges. But as I met with the Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) volunteer leaders recently in China, water pollution was another big topic of discussion.

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Israel Shines at First Solar Decathlon in China

Green Prophet

It was the first time that a team from Israel participated in a Solar Decathlon intercollegiate architecture competition but the group, which represented several higher education institutes, recently took fourth place overall in China.

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Coal, Mortality, and Protests in China

Sierra Club Compass

Since 2001, when Beijing won the right to host the 2008 Olympic Games, China's air quality has been the subject of significant international attention. Images of China's thick, smog-filled skies were on every news station's feature and every newspaper's front page.

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Three thoughts better kept to myself on cap-and-trade in China

Environmental Economics

I read the headlines last week and didn't get towards the bottom, but the second half is the most interesting (after the " " below): President Xi Jinping of China will make a landmark commitment on Friday to start a national program in 2017 that will limit and put a price on greenhouse gas emissions, Obama administration officials said Thursday. Now, however, China appears poised to enact the same climate change policy that Mr. Obama failed to move through Congress.

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A Thirst For Growth: Fueling China’s Urban Expansion

Conservancy Talk

If you haven’t guessed, you’re China. As our population and water demand increases, maintaining this traditional grey infrastructure approach will lock rapidly-growing countries like China into an unsustainable and unaffordable future. So, you’re China.

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China’s thirst for coal is drying up

Sierra Club Compass

As the ‘ airpocalypse ’ news out of China continues to grow, what we predicted more than a year ago is now increasingly obvious - China’s seemingly endless coal demand is a myth , and the Chinese coal boom is over. Coal International

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Holiday Season Brings Big Developments For International Coal Financing

Sierra Club Compass

There, strong local opposition to this plant backed by the Japanese Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) has delayed construction over two years as residents refuse to sell their land as they protest the project. Coal International

DGrade’s Hipster Trash Clothing is Made Cheap in China

Green Prophet

Which was all very exciting, until we learned that their clothes are made in China. But we have to question how much of this results from cheap labor in China. Fashion & Design carbon emissions China Fashion green design plastic recycled materials

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China’s Coal Imports Drop For The First Time Since Country Became Net Coal Importer

Sierra Club Compass

A recently published analysis compiled by Lauri Myllyvirta and Greenpeace International showed the unthinkable -- Chinese coal consumption fell for the first time this century in the first half of this year. That means all eyes are on China’s next moves in its war on air pollution.

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G77 and China: Saving Tomorrow Today

Green (Living) Review

We are willing to do more, but the available international cooperation for national mitigation and adaptation actions clearly needs to be scaled up. " The Group of 77 and China has been a key actor in international negotiations related to development issues since 1964.

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Indian Coal Plant Standards are Four to 20 Times Deadlier Than China's

Sierra Club Compass

They commissioned a subsequent analysis ( see analysis here ) comparing Indian power plant air emissions standards with those of China and Japan. That''s right, China - home to the "airpocalypse " and 1.2 To sum it up - India''s coal plant standards are deadlier than China''s.

The UN adds “Tea Day” and “Food Loss” day to international agriculture days of the year

Green Prophet

The UN has decided we need more days to celebrate food and agriculture and has decided that 2021 is the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, 21 May as International Tea Day and 29 September as International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste.

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China Energy Summit

Celsias

The World Energy Council’s China International Summit opens today in Beijing to explore the long-term energy options facing the country’s new government.

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Walmart says NO to international agreement

Green (Living) Review

The world''s biggest retailer says it won''t join an international agreement to inspect and pay for upgrades by Michael Smith (Veshengro) While other large retailers, the in the light of the clothing factory collapse in Bangladesh, have created an international agreement to inspect the sites and pay for upgrades, etc., More than once now factories in China and the Indian Sub-continent have been found to use child labor with children well under ten being held in servitude.

Inaugural Ecobuild China hailed a success

Green (Living) Review

More than 15,000 visitors attend the first ever Ecobuild China Event provided unparalleled opportunity to network, gain best practice advice and debate the most prevalent issues in the market Featuring more than 15,000 visitors and 127 exhibitors, the inaugural Ecobuild China which took place from 9 to 12 April 2012 in Shanghai has secured its position as the region’s meeting place for the sustainable built environment industry. How can China contribute to a global concern?’

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International Finance Corp Looking To Invest Millions In Israeli Cleantech

Green Prophet

Some of those commitments include supporting a Home Center in Russia (a Home Depot like store), supporting the expansion of engineering firm Ashtrom’s in Jamaica’s Sangster International Airport and a 24 MW geothermal plant of Ormat ‘s in Guatemala.

Tunisian Teacher Cycles to China for Wetland Conservation

Green Prophet

Seven months ago, a Tunisian university teacher decided to travel from Tunisia to China on his bike to help raise awareness of the human and environmental value of wetlands. Arafet Ben Marzou, left Tunisia around seven months ago on what will be a ten month journey to China.

Obama Administration’s Carbon Rules May Unlock Major Emissions Move By China

Sierra Club Compass

Just one day after the Obama Administration and Environmental Protection Agency  proposed ambitious new standards  for carbon emissions from power plants, signals from China indicate that country may be preparing to follow suit with a similar game-changing announcement. If China is able to successfully cap their emissions completely, it will represent a huge step forward for not only public health and the environment in China, but all around the world.

Israel’s New Railway to Catalyze Increased Trade With China and India

Green Prophet

Netanyahu insists that the latter “will create a very great interest on the part of Asia’s rising powers, China and India.” ” A golden path for China. Although Netanyahu believes that facilitating increased trade between Israel and Asian countries such as China and India is “of strategic, national and international importance,” critics claim that he is lining a golden path for China at the expense of local Israelis.

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Human Right in China trampled under foot…

Green (Living) Review

If the British or the US governments really would be concerned with human rights and such in China and elsewhere it would instruct companies in its jurisdictions NOT to have any production in that country nor purchase any goods made in China. But the excuse is always that they cannot interfere in the commercial operations of companies and also not in the internal affairs of other countries.

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VIDEO: Wait Until China Acts on Climate. What? They Are!? | Mother.

Mother Jones

→ Climate Change , International , Regulatory Affairs , The Climate Desk , Top Stories. VIDEO: Wait Until China Acts on Climate. China plans to introduce a carbon tax , says state-run news agency Xinhua. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics.

Wind power continues to beat nuclear energy in China

Green Blog

China has been the world’s largest consumer of energy since 2009 when the country surpassed the US. The majority of the energy which is produced and consumed in China comes from dirty fossil fuels. Not even in China. Last year, China’s nuclear capacity reached 20,000 megawatts.

Holiday Season Brings Big Developments For International Coal Financing

Sierra Club Compass

President Francois Hollande announced an end to export credit financing for coal , making France the latest domino to fall as countries and banks commit to ending support for this deadly fossil fuel, whose pollution kills up to  100,000 people in India  and 250,000 people in China  every year. That’s something to be thankful for. -- Justin Guay, Associate Director, International Climate Program, and Nicole Ghio, Sierra Club International Climate Program.

Professor Wangari Maathai honoured with the 2nd International Green Awards™ Lifetime Achievement Award

Green (Living) Review

As it is the United Nations’ International Year of the Forests, it seemed fitting that the prestigious 2nd Lifetime Achievement Award be given to a woman who established perhaps the greatest tree planting initiative in the world - the Green Belt Movement.

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ZARA Fast Fashion Retailer Under Fire for Polluting China’s Waterways

Green Prophet

Spanish fast fashion company Zara has come under intense fire recently for failing to address a Greenpeace report released last year outlining the textile industry’s deleterious impact on China’s waterways.

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China’s green growth could create millions of businesses and jobs

Green Blog

China is a controversial country. However, the negative tides that blacken China’s reputation may yet lighten in color this week. A report released by the China Council of International Cooperation on Environment and Development included the influential opinions of over 200 experts (both international and domestic), and it ultimately concluded that China has the potential to create more than 9.5

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Top Chinese adviser: China to limit carbon emissions from 2016

Green Blog

Reuters report that He Jiankun, chairman of China''s Advisory Committee on Climate Change, told a conference in Beijing earlier today that China will introduce an absolute cap on carbon emissions from 2016. In 2006, China dethroned the U.S.

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Chinese Crested Tern at Nanhui, Shanghai

10,000 Birds

Or how would you rate the headline “A Tern for the Better” (Birdlife International)? Birding Birds Conservation China critically threatened species Shanghai terns

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China Faces Significant Precipitation Due To Global Warming

Eco Friendly Daily

percent compared to 2010 according to the International Energy Agency. China continued to be the top emissions producer, with a 9.3 Despite increasing their energy efficiency, China continues to see considerable rises in carbon emissions.

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Wind Blowing across China's renewable Energy targets

Celsias

China is looking to install as much as 18 GWs of wind-power capacity this year as the world's second-biggest economy continues to diversify its energy resources. Last year China added 25GW of wind capacity.

Electronic waste getting worse, up 20% in 5 years

Green Prophet

It’s especially a concern in places like China where the oversight in production is murky and where it is hard to find details of true environment conservation. Green Tech and Gadgets China E-waste e-waste recycling mercury pollution United Nations

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China Wants Export Sector Exempt From Future Treaty

Eco Friendly Daily

A conference will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark this December to discuss a new international treaty regarding climate change. This recently occurred when envoys from Japan, China and the EU were in Washington, D.C.

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Burma, China Ignoring Environmental Warnings for Dam

Celsias

The hugely controversial Myitsone dam in northern Burma, currently under construction by the China Power Investment Corporation, was the subject of a 2009 internal report by the company, which called for the project to be scrapped.

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China’s Trina Solar Wants to Spend $200 Million in Jordan

Green Prophet

Long focused on oil shale and nuclear energy instead of renewable sources, the Kingdom has recently entered negotiations with no fewer than 20 international wind and solar-energy suppliers. Among them, China’s Trina Solar has expressed willingness to invest $200 million on a photovoltaic plant. . New legislation will also make it easier to bring international investors on board.

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Unilever announced as Grand Prix Winner at 6th International Green Awards™

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The 2011 International Green Awards™ in association with sponsor Celestial Green Ventures PLC has announced Unilever PLC as the overall Grand Prix winner at this year’s glittering ‘green carpet’ awards ceremony held at the iconic Natural History Museum. We are making solid progress towards these goals and the International Green Awards™ are an important recognition of these efforts”.

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China To Benefit From Emerging Global Electric Vehicle Demand, Though Challenges Remain

Green (Living) Review

BEIJING, CHINA, April 2011 : Driven by four global megatrends—reducing CO2 emissions, oil concerns, growing congestion, and rapid technology advances—countries worldwide are focusing strongly on vehicle electrification with China emerging as an important test-bed for innovation, according to a new study financed by the World Bank. Yet, China and other countries face steep challenges in promoting electric vehicles.

International Fisheries Management Commission Agrees to Strategy to Amend Measures to End Pacific Bigeye Tuna Overfishing

Green (Living) Review

HONOLULU, HI, December 16, 2010: On Friday, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) concluded its week-long 7th Regular Session, in Ko Olina, Hawaii.

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