Share
Explore BrainMass

Environmentally sustainable resources in China

Can you please help me by giving me a list of some environmentally sustainable resources in China? I am very confused about this.

Solution Preview

A list of environmentally sustainable resources in China.

This material utilizes various secondary references specifically referring to environmental resources found in China. These resources are waste water treatment plants, forest cover, wind power, human resources and surface and ground water resources.

1. Waste Water Treatment Plant
China has strengthened its efforts to improve the ecological environment. It built a large number of waste water treatment plants and waste treatment facilities in cities and some rural areas. In addition to the urban waste water treatment capacity of 11.56 million tons per day that was built in 2006, China put in place new facilities in the first three quarters of 2007 that could handle 9 million tons of waste water per day. Thus, nearly 60% of waste water in urban areas is being treated. The country has accelerated the installation of desulphurization facilities in thermal power stations, with the newly installed capacity totaling about 200 million kilowatts in 2006 and 2007.

2. Reforestation
Over the last five years, China has converted over 9.3 million hectares of farmland to forests, and over 29.3 million hectares of grazing land to grassland. These large-scale projects have improved the environment in some areas.

Over the past 26 years, China's energy consumption per unit GDP dropped by 64.5%. Forests are growing, and have played an important role in controlling greenhouse gas emission. Not long ago, China issued the national plan for tackling climate change, and established a leading group headed by Premier Wen Jiabao. China will do its best to ...

Solution Summary

The solution identifies some environmentally sustainable resources in China.

$2.19