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Electric Bikes in the People s Republic of China

Electric Bikes in the People s Republic of China Author Asian Development Bank
ISBN-10 9789292547097
Release 2009-06-01
Pages 92
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Electric bikes (e-bikes) provide low-cost, convenient, and relatively energy-efficient transportation to an estimated 40 million–50 million people in the People's Republic of China (PRC), quickly becoming one of the dominant travel modes in the country. As e-bike use grows, concerns are rising about lead pollution from their batteries and emissions from their use of grid electricity, primarily generated by coal power plants. This report analyzes the environmental performance of e-bikes relative to other competing modes, their market potential, and the viability of alternative battery technologies. It also frames the role of e-bikes in the PRC's transportation system and recommends policy for decision makers in the PRC's central and municipal governments.

Urban Transport Strategy to Combat Climate Change in the People s Republic of China

Urban Transport Strategy to Combat Climate Change in the People s Republic of China Author Asian Development Bank
ISBN-10 9789290925736
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 74
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This publication examines the problems and issues of urban transport in relation to climate change in the People's Republic of China. It reviews international and local best practices for addressing such challenges. It also identifies policies, strategies, and measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the transport sector and recommends applicable options for implementation in the People's Republic of China.

Low Carbon Development

Low Carbon Development Author Frauke Urban
ISBN-10 9781136266683
Release 2013-07-18
Pages 352
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Low Carbon Development: Key Issues is the first comprehensive textbook to address the interface between international development and climate change in a carbon constrained world. It discusses the key conceptual, empirical and policy-related issues of low carbon development and takes an international and interdisciplinary approach to the subject by drawing on insights from across the natural sciences and social sciences whilst embedding the discussion in a global context. The first part explores the concept of low carbon development and explains the need for low carbon development in a carbon constrained world. The book then discusses the key issues of socio-economic, political and technological nature for low carbon development, exploring topics such as the political economy, social justice, financing and carbon markets, and technologies and innovation for low carbon development. This is followed by key issues for low carbon development in policy and practice, which is presented based on cross-cutting issues such as low carbon energy, forestry, agriculture and transportation. Afterwards, practical case studies are discussed from low carbon development in low income countries in Africa, middle income countries in Asia and Latin America and high income countries in Europe and North America. Written by an international team of leading academics and practitioners in the field of low carbon development, this book is essential reading for students, academics, professionals and policy-makers interested in the fields of low carbon development, climate change mitigation, climate policy, climate change and development, global environmental change, and environment and development.

China s responsibility for climate change

China s responsibility for climate change Author Harris, Paul G.
ISBN-10 9781847428141
Release 2011-05-25
Pages 256
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Drawing on practices and theories of environmental justice, 'China's responsibility for climate change' describes China's contribution to global warming and analyzes its policy responses. Contributors critically examine China's practical and ethical responsibilities to climate change from a variety of perspectives. They explore policies that could mitigate China's environmental impact while promoting its own interests and meeting the international community's expectations. The book is accessible to a wide readership, including academics, policy makers and activists. All royalties from sales of this book will be donated to Friends of the Earth.


Access Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822035041011
Release 2010
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Access has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Access also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Access book for free.

The Future of Mobility

The Future of Mobility Author Liisa Ecola
ISBN-10 9780833090911
Release 2015-07-01
Pages 118
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Researchers developed two scenarios to envision the future of mobility in China in 2030. Economic growth, the presence of constraints on vehicle ownership and driving, and environmental conditions differentiate the scenarios. By making potential long-term mobility futures more vivid, the team sought to help decisionmakers at different levels of government and in the private sector better anticipate and prepare for change.


Drawdown Author Paul Hawken
ISBN-10 9781524704650
Release 2017-04-18
Pages 256
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• New York Times bestseller • The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world “At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope.” —Per Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming “There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors. At least until now. . . . The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom.” —David Roberts, Vox “This is the ideal environmental sciences textbook—only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook.” —Peter Kareiva, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.

Understanding Contemporary China 5th Edition

Understanding Contemporary China  5th Edition Author Robert E. Gamer
ISBN-10 1626376530
Release 2017-07-25
Pages 500
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Understanding Contemporary China 5th Edition has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Understanding Contemporary China 5th Edition also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Understanding Contemporary China 5th Edition book for free.

China s Growth and Integration Into the World Economy

China s Growth and Integration Into the World Economy Author Eswar Prasad
ISBN-10 1589062582
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 66
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This IMF occasional paper offers an analytical overview of China's prospects and challenges for its growth and integration into the world economy. Divided into eight chapters, each focusing on a different aspect of China's economic position and development, including international trade, pricing, fiscal federalism, and labour market performance, the paper assesses China's economic potential for integration, and what it will take to achieve this goal.


Collapse Author Jared Diamond
ISBN-10 9780141976969
Release 2013-03-21
Pages 608
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From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations. Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and what this means for our future. What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island? What happened to the architects of the crumbling Maya pyramids? Will we go the same way, our skyscrapers one day standing derelict and overgrown like the temples at Angkor Wat? Bringing together new evidence from a startling range of sources and piecing together the myriad influences, from climate to culture, that make societies self-destruct, Jared Diamond's Collapse also shows how - unlike our ancestors - we can benefit from our knowledge of the past and learn to be survivors. 'A grand sweep from a master storyteller of the human race' Daily Mail 'Riveting, superb, terrifying' Observer 'Gripping ... the book fulfils its huge ambition, and Diamond is the only man who could have written it' Economist 'This book shines like all Diamond's work' Sunday Times Jared Diamond (b. 1937) is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. Until recently he was Professor of Physiology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the widely acclaimed Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies, which also is the winner of Britain's 1998 Rhone-Poulenc Science Book Prize.

Demystifying the Chinese Economy

Demystifying the Chinese Economy Author Justin Yifu Lin
ISBN-10 9780521191807
Release 2012
Pages 311
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An insightful account of the remarkable transition of the Chinese economy from impoverished backwater to economic powerhouse.


China Author Robert B. Marks
ISBN-10 9781442277892
Release 2017-02-13
Pages 468
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This deeply informed and clearly written text provides a comprehensive history of China from prehistory to the present. Now updated to include recent political events and scientific research, the book focuses on the interaction of humans and their environment, tracing changes in the physical and cultural world that is home to a fifth of humankind.

Bicycle Urbanism

Bicycle Urbanism Author Rachel Berney
ISBN-10 9781317174332
Release 2018-02-07
Pages 218
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Over recent decades, bicycling has received renewed interest as a means of improving transportation through crowded cities, improving personal health, and reducing environmental impacts associated with travel. Much of the discussion surrounding cycling has focused on bicycle facility design—how to best repurpose road infrastructure to accommodate bicycling. While part of the discussion has touched on culture, such as how to make bicycling a larger part of daily life, city design and planning have been sorely missing from consideration. Whilst interdisciplinary in its scope, this book takes a primarily planning approach to examining active transportation, and especially bicycling, in urban areas. The volume examines the land use aspects of the city—not just the streetscape. Illustrated using a range of case studies from the USA, Canada, and Australia, the volume provides a comprehensive overview of key topics of concern around cycling in the city including: imagining the future of bicycle-friendly cities; integrating bicycling into urban planning and design; the effects of bike use on health and environment; policies for developing bicycle infrastructure and programs; best practices in bicycle facility design and implementation; advances in technology, and economic contributions.

The Global Automotive Industry

The Global Automotive Industry Author Paul Nieuwenhuis
ISBN-10 9781118802359
Release 2015-08-10
Pages 256
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The automotive industry is still one of the world's largest manufacturing sectors, but it suffers from being very technology-focused as well as being relatively short-term focused. There is little emphasis within the industry and its consultancy and analyst supply network on the broader social and economic impacts of automobility and of the sector that provides it. The Global Automotive Industry addresses this need and is a first port of call for any academic, official or consultant wanting an overview of the state of the industry. An international team of specialist researchers, both from academia and business, review and analyse the key issues that make vehicle manufacturing still the world’s premier manufacturing sector, closely tied in with the fortunes of both established and newly emerging economies. In doing so, it covers issues related to manufacturing, both established practices as well as new developments; issues relating to distribution, marketing and retail, vehicle technologies and regulatory trends; and, crucially, labour practices and the people who build cars. In all this it explains both how the current situation arose and also likely future trajectories both in terms of social and regulatory trends, as the technological, marketing and labour practice responses to those, leading in many cases to the development of new business models. Key features Provides a global overview of the automotive industry, covering its current state and considering future challenges Contains contributions from international specialists in the automotive sector Presents current research and sets this in an historical and broader industry context Covers threats to the industry, including globalization, economic and environmental sustainability The Global Automotive Industry is a must-have reference for researchers and practitioners in the automotive industry and is an excellent source of information for business schools, governments, and graduate and undergraduate students in automotive engineering.

The People s Republic of Chemicals

The People s Republic of Chemicals Author William J. Kelly
ISBN-10 1940207258
Release 2014-11-01
Pages 280
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The word "China" is blocked out in title.

Mao s War Against Nature

Mao s War Against Nature Author Judith Shapiro
ISBN-10 0521786800
Release 2001-03-05
Pages 287
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This book tells the story of environmental destruction and human suffering during the Mao years.

ITF Transport Outlook 2017

ITF Transport Outlook 2017 Author International Transport Forum
ISBN-10 9789282108000
Release 2017-01-30
Pages 224
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The ITF Transport Outlook provides an overview of recent trends and near-term prospects for the transport sector at a global level, as well as long-term prospects for transport demand to 2050, for freight (maritime, air and surface), passenger transport (car, rail and air) and CO2 emissions.