The Chinese Academy of Sciences has released the, “2008 Reports on China’s Strategy for Sustainable Development: Retrospective and Prospective Policies.â€ The report, while not yet public, is said to take a look back at problems over the past 10 years, with emphasis on policies related to population, water resources, energy, climate change, pollution control, and the sustainable exploitation of resources.
There’s also a focus on urban sustainable development, with emphasis on ecological and environmental construction. The report makes suggestions for strategic planning and government reform, with suggestions for the realization of China’s sustainable development in the future.
On a related note, China convened a meeting late last week with the Association of Academies of Sciences in Asia (AASA) on the sustainable development in Asia. The project involves 20 experts from 10 Asian countries, including Russia, ROK, Turkey, Israel, India, Mongolia, Iran, Azerbaijan and the Philippines. The intent of this two-year study is to compile a consultative report that can be used by policy makers to initiate sustainable growth for energy, environment, natural resources, and societal and cultural development.