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In the past three decades, China's explosive growth has resulted in serious environmental problems with impacts far beyond China's borders. NRDC is working with key Chinese government agencies, research institutes, lawyers and environmental groups to help promote cutting-edge environmental solutions in China. These factsheets describe NRDC's work to help address some of China's most pressing environmental challenges.

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NRDC Partners with China on Energy Efficiency: A Win-Win Strategy for Clear Skies and Economic Growth
April 2007
China has launched the most aggressive energy efficiency program in the world to reduce pollution and protect people's health. NRDC is working with key partners at the central and provincial level to help China achieve its ambitious energy efficiency goals.

NRDC Strives to Minimize the Toll from Coal in China
April 2007
NRDC is working with China to reduce this reliance on coal -- and cut down on coal's accompanying health and safety hazards -- by aggressively targeting energy efficiency and renewable energy goals, and promoting coal gasification with carbon capture and storage.

NRDC Fights to Stop Mercury Pollution in China: China is Cornerstone in Solving Global Mercury Problem
April 2007
China uses and releases more mercury than any other country in the world.

NRDC Advocates for Full Information Disclosure: The Power of Information is a Critical Tool for Environmental Protection
April 2007
In an age of global commerce and communications, informed citizens and motivated corporations can press for environmental improvements in China.

Green Buildings
January 2008
NRDC is promoting smart growth principles in urban planning and green building designs and construction to foster sustainable city development strategies in China.

NRDC Builds Public Capacity: Involving China's People is Essential For Effective Environmental Enforcement
April 2007
China has an urgent need to improve enforcement of its environmental laws and regulations -- and public participation is a critical complement to government initiatives. Open information laws, rules allowing public input into government decision-making, and public interest litigation are essential to the solution to China's environmental challenges.

last revised 7/10/2007

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