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Title: The Asian Development Bank`s role in promoting cleaner production in the People`s Republic of China

Abstract

The People`s Republic of China (PRC) has the fastest growing economy in the world and is the third largest producer and consumer of energy. At the same time, the PRC`s industrial sector contributes heavily to air and water pollution. Because of the linkages between the production and use of energy and environmental degradation, the PRC, with the active support of bilateral and multilateral aid agencies, including the Asian Development Bank (ADB), is adopting measures that link economic growth to improvements in the environment. The PRC is pursuing a two-pronged strategy that involves implementing priority investment programs and promoting economic reforms. The ADB`s experience shows that the concept of cleaner production (CP) has been widely accepted, but the widespread adoption of CP requires a new way of thinking and new management capacities. In this regard, the PRC is at an early stage of promoting CP, and inadequacies in coordination among relevant agencies remain a key obstacle. To support CP activities, the ADB is participating in a cluster of activities within China that include policy development, capacity building, and financing environmental investments. This article describes the ADB`s current efforts to promote CP in PRC and analyzes the effectiveness of those efforts.

Authors:
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  1. Asian Development Bank, Metro Manila (Philippines)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
696787
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Environmental Impact Assessment Review
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 19; Journal Issue: 5-6; Other Information: PBD: Sep-Nov 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; CHINA; POLLUTION ABATEMENT; INDUSTRIAL WASTES; WASTE MANAGEMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; INVESTMENT

Citation Formats

Huq, A., Lohani, B.N., Jalal, K.F., and Ouano, E.A.R. The Asian Development Bank`s role in promoting cleaner production in the People`s Republic of China. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1016/S0195-9255(99)00029-3.
Huq, A., Lohani, B.N., Jalal, K.F., & Ouano, E.A.R. The Asian Development Bank`s role in promoting cleaner production in the People`s Republic of China. United States. doi:10.1016/S0195-9255(99)00029-3.
Huq, A., Lohani, B.N., Jalal, K.F., and Ouano, E.A.R. Wed . "The Asian Development Bank`s role in promoting cleaner production in the People`s Republic of China". United States. doi:10.1016/S0195-9255(99)00029-3.
@article{osti_696787,
title = {The Asian Development Bank`s role in promoting cleaner production in the People`s Republic of China},
author = {Huq, A. and Lohani, B.N. and Jalal, K.F. and Ouano, E.A.R.},
abstractNote = {The People`s Republic of China (PRC) has the fastest growing economy in the world and is the third largest producer and consumer of energy. At the same time, the PRC`s industrial sector contributes heavily to air and water pollution. Because of the linkages between the production and use of energy and environmental degradation, the PRC, with the active support of bilateral and multilateral aid agencies, including the Asian Development Bank (ADB), is adopting measures that link economic growth to improvements in the environment. The PRC is pursuing a two-pronged strategy that involves implementing priority investment programs and promoting economic reforms. The ADB`s experience shows that the concept of cleaner production (CP) has been widely accepted, but the widespread adoption of CP requires a new way of thinking and new management capacities. In this regard, the PRC is at an early stage of promoting CP, and inadequacies in coordination among relevant agencies remain a key obstacle. To support CP activities, the ADB is participating in a cluster of activities within China that include policy development, capacity building, and financing environmental investments. This article describes the ADB`s current efforts to promote CP in PRC and analyzes the effectiveness of those efforts.},
doi = {10.1016/S0195-9255(99)00029-3},
journal = {Environmental Impact Assessment Review},
number = 5-6,
volume = 19,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}