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China Town Hall

October 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Black Rivers, Green Ambitions: the politics of environmental protection in China

Over the last four decades, no county has moved up the economic ladder as quickly as China.  China’s nine percent annual growth, faster than any country in history, has lifted hundreds of millions of Chinese citizens out of poverty.  However, it has also placed a tremendous strain on the natural environment.

Sixteen of the twenty most polluted cities in the world are in China and it is estimated that air pollution alone contributes to 1.2 million premature deaths in China each year – a population greater than that of San Francisco.  The concern of many is that China’s current rate of environmental damage is not sustainable and threatens to reverse many of China’s recent economic achievements.

In this lecture, Dr. Stalley will discuss the causes and consequences of China’s environmental challenge.  In the process, he will introduce some of the steps the Chinese government is taking to promote sustainable development as well as the obstacles inhibiting better environmental projection.

Details

Date:
October 18, 2016
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

South Dakota World Affairs Council
Phone:
605-688-5416
Website:
southdakotaworldaffairscouncil.org

Venue

Daktronics
201 Daktronics Dr.
Brookings, SD 57006 United States
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Website:
www.daktronics.com