China: Extreme heat waves & climate change

In August last year (2022) CEN reported on heat wave conditions hitting China. Similar conditions since hit India and South East Asia. Researchers at Tsinghua University and the Beijing Institute […]

Caring for China’s “water tower”

Sanjiangyuan bolsters biodiversity conservation efforts See Video: Sanjiangyuan in Qinghai contains the headwaters of China’s three major rivers. China’s President Xi Jinping has consistently underlined the importance of preserving […]

A New Environmental History of Socialist States

Review of: Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro, Socialist States and the Environment: Lessons for Ecosocialist Futures (London: Pluto Press, 2021), 288 pages, $26.95, paperback. Review by associate professor Andy Bruno. Starting in the late […]

China’s plan to clean up ‘new pollutants’

“This is a significant step forward for China’s chemical regime.” Liu Jianguo, Associate Professor, Peking University Hopes are high that a Chinese action plan will help control chemicals with ongoing […]

China chairs UN Convention on Biological Diversity

China currently holds the rotating Presidency of the Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Biodiversity (CBD). This is the first time China has overseen a major UN intergovernmental […]